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British Team Elbit To Compete For UAS Requirements

Elbit Skylark mini-UAS [© Elbit Systems: Michael Feldman]

Elbit Systems UK has built a British industrial team to compete for emerging advanced UAS (Uncrewed Air Systems) requirements.


Press Release, London, 20 January 2022: Elbit Systems UK has built a strong industrial team in the UK to compete for specific UAS programmes that are emerging. Team Elbit will leverage the capabilities of partner organisations, a broad range of suppliers, and Elbit Systems’ own expertise and experience as a world leader in UAS design and systems integration, delivering agile innovation to meet new and emerging UAS requirements.

Led by Elbit Systems UK, the team will include their Joint Venture UAV Tactical Systems (U-TacS). Based in Leicester, the U-TacS team are already responsible for delivering the world-renowned Watchkeeper UAV to the British Army, and will undertake system integration, through-life support, and through-life management. The team will use their skills and knowledge to deliver fully integrated and supported UAS capabilities, exploiting their knowledge of each team member, and combining this with best-in-class sub-systems and technologies.

The team also comprises QinetiQ who will work with Elbit Systems UK to drive innovation by developing a collaborative supplier framework of leading UAS technology; and UAS specialist SME, Aviation Systems Group (ASG), who will support Team Elbit in the management of Air Safety, Airworthiness, support to operational flight planning and training in the UK as a Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE) for small UAS.

Elbit Systems has a proven and extensive UAS portfolio including fully integrated fixed wing and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) systems in multiple classes. The company has been a world leading system integrator for UAS, including mini and tactical systems, since 1996.

The team will also collaborate with a wide range of suppliers in related disciplines including platforms, payloads, communications, and processing to deliver best-in-class capabilities with rapid and continual technology refresh.

Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK said: “Elbit Systems UK has been a pioneer, and is now well established in delivery, evolution and support of integrated UAS capability to the UK MOD. Team Elbit will leverage the successes and expertise of all the partners, to meet future requirements with best-in-class technology from our Team and a broad range of suppliers.”


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