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UK Ministry of Defence Agrees to $52 Million Contract with Israel’s Elbit Systems

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence agreed to a contract worth up to $52 million to purchase the MORPHEUS battlefield management application from Elbit Systems UK, a subsidiary of the Israeli defense giant, Globes reported on Tuesday.

The initial contract, which covers three years, is for $13 million, but the $52 million was authorized over the life of the deal.

MORPHEUS was described by Globes as “an operationally proven battle management application for both headquarters and tactical units.” Morpheus is based on Elbit’s TORC2 H™ command and control system that has been sold to numerous armed forces, including the Australian Defense Forces.

“We are proud to have been selected by the UK MoD to supply the MORPHEUS BMA providing a valuable capability for the British Army. In doing so we will be bringing Elbit Systems’ operationally proven capability and technological edge into the UK, adapting it for use and delivering it together with our local partners,” Martin Fausset, the CEO of Elbit Systems UK, said.

In addition to producing cutting-edge military technology, Elbit’s systems have been popular around the world in the civilian arena too.

Earlier this year, The Times of Israel reported that an unidentified Asian nation signed a $65 million contract with Elbit to provide a Search and Rescue system. Last year, the state or department of Maldanado in  Uruguay hired Elbit to provide a video surveillance system to improve public safety in a number of its municipalities.

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