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Elbit Systems Awarded Asian AEW Contract

Library image of a German CH53 helicopter [image via Elbit - ©Bundeswehr: Andrea Bienert]
Elbit Systems today announced the award of a $103 million contract to supply Airborne Electronic Warfare suites to an undisclosed country in Asia.


Press Release, Haifa, 26 April 2020: Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $103 million to supply comprehensive Electronic Warfare (EW) suites for an Air Force of an Asian country. The contract will be performed over a three-year period and includes long-term integrated logistic support.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will fit the customer’s helicopters with complete EW suites, including countermeasure systems. The EW suites will provide the helicopters with advanced protection to achieve the customer’s operational requirements.

Edgar Maimon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT–Elisra, commented: “Demand for combat-proven EW systems is getting stronger as the electro-magnetic spectrum becomes increasingly contested and the threat to aircraft gets more acute. I believe that Elbit Systems is well positioned to address this rising need.”

Elbit Systems Airborne EW awards over the last 6 months :-

  • March 9, 2020: the US Air Force awarded Elbit Systems of America a firm-fixed-price contract with a ceiling of approximately $471 million, to equip F-16 aircraft of the US Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command, with pylon-based infrared missile warning systems.
  • February 11, 2020: the German Bundeswehr selected Elbit Systems to support the preliminary design of Airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) self-protection systems for the CH-53 GS/GE transport helicopters
  • October 31, 2019: the Portuguese Ministry of Defence awarded Elbit Systems a $50 million contract to supply the Portuguese Air Force with a complete EW suite at for the new KC-390 multi-mission aircraft.
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