Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded an approximately $50 million follow-on contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defence to supply the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) with additional digital soldier and vehicular systems, expanding the army's soldier modernization program. The contract will be performed over a three-year period.
Under the contract, Elbit will supply digital soldier systems and vehicular integration of improved combat network capabilities including TORCH-XTM Dismounted Command and Control systems and E-LynXTM Software Defined Radio systems. The solutions to be provided were designed to address unique requirements that were presented by the Netherlands’ Defence Material Organization and field-tested by RNLA troops.
Haim Delmar, General Manager of Elbit Systems C4I & Cyber, said "We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to continue to provide the RNLA with advanced combat network capabilities, supporting them throughout their soldier modernization program. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with the Dutch MOD on programs that contribute to the survivability and effectiveness of the Dutch soldiers”.
The Netherlands Armed Forces are expanding the project that has been provided by Elbit for a number of years. In the framework of the project, Elbit is supplying the Netherlands Armed Forces with digital soldier kits including smart vests, small digital radios, tablets with command-and-control software, and tactical devices for vehicles. Elbit's digital communications and command-and-control systems were previously selected for operational use by a number of militaries worldwide including the IDF and the armed forces of Britain, Australia, Spain and Switzerland.
In an additional deal, Elbit announced that it was awarded a $15 million contract to supply XACT nv32 micro night vision monocular systems for the Netherlands Armed Forces. The initial contract will be performed over a period of two years, with the potential for additional follow-on orders over a period of seven years. The systems are produced at Elbit's Elsec factory located in Sderot.
Elad Aharonson, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR, commented, "This contract award follows a number of important contracts awarded to Elbit Systems in recent years in the Netherlands. We see the Netherlands as a key market for Elbit Systems, and we intend to continue strengthening our local industrial cooperation and investments in the Netherlands in the years to come”.