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Boeing taps Elbit subsidiary

June 15, 2012 at 10:13 AM   |   Comments

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 15 (UPI) -- The Brazilian subsidiary of Israel's Elbit Systems is to produce heads-up cockpit displays for F/A-18E/F being offered to the country's military.

Boeing, which gave the award for the low-profile displays, is offering the aircraft to Brazil in a bid for the F-X2 fighter competition contract.

"Boeing's selection of Elbit will bring AEL Sistemas more opportunities for high-technology work and help expand the knowledge and capabilities at AEL's Advanced Cockpit Technology Center of Excellence," said Susan Colegrove, regional director of International Strategic Partnerships for Boeing Defense, Space and Security.

"These activities broaden Boeing's engagement in Brazil in general and our industrial participation offer in the country's F-X2 competition in particular."

Elbit said Boeing last March chose Elbit to provide the Large Area Display system -- part of the advanced cockpit system Boeing will offer on its F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and F-15 fighters.

Elbit's LAD is an upgrade for F/A-18 and F-15 platforms.

"Today's announcement further demonstrates the breadth and depth of opportunities Boeing and its suppliers are creating with industry in Brazil," said Boeing Brazil President Donna Hrinak.

"Through industrial collaborations such as this, Boeing and its partners together are growing their businesses, innovating their products and expanding their capabilities."

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