Israel’s Elbit Systems Ltd. has won a con- tract valued at approximately US$153 million to supply an Army of a country in Southeast Asia with a comprehensive, multi-layered array of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
The contract will be performed over a 22-month period. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply a networked multi-layered UAS solution, including more than a thousand THOR Multi-Rotor Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) mini-UAS, scores of Skylark LEX, Skylark 3 and Hermes 450 tactical UAS as well as Universal Ground Control Stations.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems President & CEO, commented, “This contract award underlines our competitive edge as armies increasingly view multi-layered UAS solutions as key to providing superior intelligence while maintaining a high level of operational flexibility.”
The THOR VTOL Mini UAS is a low altitude multi-rotor platform, designed for a wide range of surveillance and recon- naissance missions. With an automatic takeoff and landing capability and autonomous mission flight, THOR is suitable for operation in urban areas with non-line of sight communication, as well as in marine zones.
Skylark 3 is a tactical mini UAV system (UAS) optimized for both dismounted and vehicle-based operation. Based on the battle-proven Skylark I-LEX, Skylark 3 enables performance of ongoing covert operations, providing real-time intelligence during day and night. Hermes 450 is a multi-role high-performance tactical UAS. As the primary platform of the IDF in counter-terror operations, Hermes 450 is a mature and combat-proven UAS with over 300,000 operational flight hours and a class-leading safety and reliability record.
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