Elbit Systems – 40 M€ Royal Netherlands Army Advanced Battlefield
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it has been awarded a contract from the Netherlands MoD for the supply of advanced Battlefield Management Systems – BMS. Elbit Systems won the contract, scheduled to be completely delivered over five years, following an international tender participated by several of the leading defense companies in the world. Elbit Systems will supply systems to the Royal Netherlands Army’s (RNLA) Ground Forces that will include Enhanced Tactical Computers – ETCs, incorporating Tactical Communication Devices, and Data Communication Software. The systems will be installed in more then 1800 of the RNLA’s vehicles, including tanks, armoured vehicles and others. The project involves extensive cooperation with the Netherlands MoD’s C2 Support Centre.
Defense Secretary of State said in his announcement to the Dutch Parliament that the Battlefield Management System delivered to the RNLA’s Ground Forces will provide an integrated- and actual view of the situation in the operation area, improving operational effectiveness of the forces.
Bezhalel (Butsi) Machlis, Corporate VP & General Manager Land Systems & C4I Division, Elbit Systems said: “Winning the tender to supply Battlefield Management Systems to the Netherlands MoD constitutes another step in establishing our position as leader in the C4I fast growing and developing market. Elbit Systems’ BMS systems are in use today by over 20 militaries worldwide and we view this contract awarded by the Netherlands MoD, a leading country in NATO, as a springboard to potential future business in this market.”
Source: Elbit Systems