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Elbit, CAE partner for Canadian army work

June 4, 2012 at 1:19 PM   |   Comments

OTTAWA, June 4 (UPI) -- Elbit Systems Land and C4I and CAE are teaming to provide the Canadian army with a next-generation integrated soldier system.

The Canadian army, under its Integrated Soldier System Program, aims to enhance tactical-level, individual and team capability, mobility and C4I performance.

Elbit and CAE said they have established a strong team to meet Canadian-specific requirements while reducing technical, cost, and schedule risks.

"CAE's comprehensive Canadian-based in-service support solutions and human factor engineering expertise are the perfect match with Elbit's effective and proven Integrated Soldier System design deployed in multiple countries," said Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, general manager of Elbit Systems Land and C4I division.

Said Pietro D'Ulisse, CAE's vice president and business leader of Military Products Training and Services: "Our wealth of experience with in-service support, training systems and human factor engineering helps make CAE an ideal partner for Elbit, and will help ensure the Canadian army receives a proven, modular solution that is fully supported for the long-term here in Canada."

In pursuit of the work, the companies will offer the Canadian army Elbit Systems' combat-proven Dominator-C system and CAE's comprehensive in-service support program.

Dominator-C allows soldiers to send and receive live target and mission data as well as transmit images and positions up the chain of command.

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