Elbit system for Australian navy

Oct. 2, 2012 at 3:35 PM

HAIFA, Israel, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Battle management systems used on Australian navy landing craft are to be supplied by Elbit Systems Ltd. of Israel.

The number of systems to be provided wasn't provided and the company said "the contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems."

Elbit Systems has been supplying its BMS to the Australian army under the government's defense network-centric "Land 75/125" Program.

The BMS systems to be provided to the navy will be integrated into landing craft installed aboard Canberra class amphibious ships. The landing craft ferry troops and equipment from the ships to shore.

"The fact that the Australian Defense Force, one of the most advanced and modern armies in the world, has decided to also equip its navy with our Battle Management Systems, attests to its satisfaction with the quality and maturity of our systems," said Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, general manager of Elbit Systems' Land and C4 Division.

"This decision also reflects the need of world leading armies to enhance the connectivity and communication between their divisions, and we trust that additional customers will follow and select our advanced Battle Management Systems."

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