The Israeli defense-electronics giant Elbit Systems recently announced that it had been awarded a contract worth $27 million to supply Air-to-Air Combat Training Systems to a Navy in South Asia.
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However, the specific customer nation was not mentioned. The contract shall be performed over a two year period, followed by three years of availability based maintenance, the company said via a press release.
“The contract calls for the supply of EHUD (TM) Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (EHUD ACMI) systems, to be operated from the Navy’s shore bases as well as onboard aircraft carriers”, it stated.
The EHUD is an advanced air-to-air combat pilot training system that offers real-time hit notifications and removal, electronic warfare simulation, and delivery of weapons and advanced briefing.
According to the company, the system supports an unlimited number of live networked participants, through Elbit Systems’ data-link protocol that also allows interoperability with existing EHUD ACMI systems operated by the customer.
The EHUD ACMI training systems are currently operated by numerous Air Forces across four continents, including several NATO countries.
Elbit Systems specializes in the development of advanced electronics and operates in the areas of Aerospace, including EW suites, targeting pods, UAVs, C4ISR equipment, SIGINT, and communication systems. It is headquartered in Israel and has enjoyed a global presence and appreciation of its products and services.
Mentioning about the contract, the General Manager of Elbit Systems’ Aerospace Division, Yoram Shmuley commented, “We are proud to supply advanced combat training capabilities to the customer’s Navy, following the successful operation of these systems by its Air Force. Elbit Systems is the Israel Defense Forces’ training and simulation house and our continued investment in this area together with the extensive operational experience we have accumulated, enables us to stay well ahead of the curve, also to the benefit of our international customers”.