Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems announced Thursday that its subsidiary Elbit Systems UK was awarded an approximately $137 million (approximately £100 million) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide the British Armed Forces with its Dismounted Joint Fires Integrator (DJFI), an advanced target acquisition solution. The contract will be performed over a five-year period.
The DJFI suite acquires, generates and communicates target information, thus facilitating accurate and quick firing by weapons systems. The solution powered by artificial intelligence will interface with the radio communication systems of the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines, Elbit said.
The solution integrates several of Elbit's technologies including the TORCH-X battle management application, the HattoriX fire support system, the CORAL multi-spectral electro-optical system, and the Rattler XR long-range laser designator. The DJFI will enable fast and secure transmission of target information across the British Armed Forces, allowing swift and accurate utilization of artillery and close air support, according to Elbit.
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK, said "It is essential for our Armed Forces to be able to operate swiftly and accurately in hostile environments. The systems to be supplied by Elbit Systems UK represent our commitment to continuously provide the most advanced technology to those on the frontline. The DJFI solution will provide operational advantage to the British Armed Forces in an increasingly complex battlefield."