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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that its subsidiary Elbit Systems UK Ltd. was awarded a follow-on contract valued at approximately $19 million (approximately £17 million) to supply Night Vision Goggles (NVG) and through-life support to the British Army. The contract will be executed over a 18-month period.
Under the contract, Elbit Systems UK will supply the lightweight micro binocular XACT nv33 NVGs in a helmet-mounted configuration. XACT nv33 NVG are designed to enable troops to operate effectively in low-light conditions at a tactical level, maximizing their mission efficiency in both dismounted and mounted roles. Products from the XACT family are already in operational use with a number of NATO members including the Netherlands and Germany.
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK, said: “This contract award follows the successful and rapid delivery of our night vision goggles to the British military, and builds on our track record of efficiency, our domestic manufacturing capabilities and our proven and cutting-edge equipment.”
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Intel for Phase 1 of the Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node (Space-BACN) program, which aims to create a low-cost, reconfigurable optical communications terminal that will translate information between diverse satellite constellations.
Elbit Systems UK and KBR Inc’s joint venture, Affinity Flying Training Services Ltd (Affinity), has embarked on a series of battery-powered flight tests for the UK Ministry of Defence to assess the feasibility of environmentally friendly alternatives to current military aircraft.
Boeing Australia congratulates the Australian Government and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on their selection of ‘MQ-28A Ghost Bat’ as the military designator and name for the first Australian-produced military combat aircraft in over 50 years. While the RAAF Loyal Wingman development program name will phase out, Boeing’s product name for global customers will remain the Airpower Teaming System.