The Swiss Federal Office for Defense Procurement (“Armasuisse”) and the Swiss Armed Forces have announced the selection of Elbit Systems by the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport (“DDPS”) to provide the Swiss Armed Forces with an army-wide tactical Software Defined Radio (SDR) solution under the Telecommunications Armed Forces (TK A) program.
“The contract was awarded to Company Elbit Systems Ltd. due to its quote being the best value for money. The better price/performance ratio can be attributed to a slightly better fulfilment of performance and a considerable difference in the commercial sphere,” the Swiss defence procurement agency, armasuisse, said in a release.
“We are proud to have been selected to provide such an important capability to the Swiss Armed Forces. Switzerland is a strategic market for us and we will continue with our efforts to support the Swiss Armed Forces and expand our cooperation with the Swiss industry,” said Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems.
Elbit Systems will supply a solution to the Swiss Armed Forces, that is based on the open architecture E-LynX SDR family.
The new SDR systems will replace mobile radio devices as well as on-vehicle intercom systems and headsets for the Swiss Armed Forces
The Swiss Federal Council will put the procurement of these devices to parliament as part of the armaments programme 2020.
The second provider was Rohde & Schwarz AG.
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