Report: Australian Defence Ministry stops Elbit's battle management system program – without a reason 

The australiandefence website reports that Elbit Systems Australia was given notice earlier this month to stop use of the version of the battle management system in use by the Army. The site says that no reason was given for the stopping of the operation, and it remains an enigma 

The australiandefence website reports that Elbit Systems Australia was given notice earlier this month to stop use of the version of the battle management system in use by the Army, starting from the middle of next month. "The news was given to the company with no explanation as to the reasoning behind the decision, with Defence confirming that they have no interim solution to replace the capability," the report said.  

The program signed a multimillion-dollar contract earlier this month for the upgrade and expansion of elements. "At this point, Defence has spent billions on the program over the past decade, with the last contract extension in 2017 signed for $1.4 billion alone," according to the report. 

According to the report, Elbit Systems Australia employs about 190 local people to support the program for the Army. Both the Defence Ministry and Elbit Systems Australia declined to comment on the report.