Israel’s Elbit Systems Signs $65 Million Contract with Asian-Pacific Nation for Rescue Tech

Elbit Systems Ltd., Israel’s largest non-government-owned defense firm, announced on Wednesday that it was awarded a $65 million contract by an Asian-Pacific country to provide a comprehensive Search and Rescue (SAR) solution. The project will be performed over a three-year period.

The company did not name the country.

The Times of Israel reported that, as part of the company’s comprehensive airborne radio communication solutions portfolio Elbit will install Airborne Locator Systems (ALS) and Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) on board a number of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft in use by the customer’s air force, army and navy.  The Israeli defense firm will also supply thousands of Personal Survival Radio (PSR) systems.

Yehuda Vered, the General Manager of Elbit Systems, said: “We are pleased with this contract award to supply a comprehensive SAR solution, attesting to the maturity of our systems and to our market leadership.” He added: “Based on our vast portfolio of Radio and Communication solutions, already operational with dozens of armed forces worldwide, we are able to provide a technological edge, and we hope that additional customers will follow in selecting our unique SAR systems as their solution of choice.”

The company provides a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial defense technologies globally, including in aerospace, land and naval systems, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance systems, unmanned aircraft, advanced electro-optics and cybersecurity systems.

Earlier this week, the Israeli government approved Elbit’s acquisition of state-owned weapons maker IMI Systems for $520 million.

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