HAIFA, Israel, April 29 (UPI) -- Electro-optic observation system for a Brazilian border monitoring program is being supplied by a subsidiary of Israel's Elbit Systems Ltd.
The systems are for the first phase of the country's Sisfron project. They will be supplied under a contract awarded to Savis Tecnologia e Sistemas S.A., a subsidiary of Embraer Defensa and Seguranca S.A.
"The electro-optic systems will be supplied within a year, starting in 2014, as part of the first phase of the Brazilian multiyear "Sisfron" Integrated Border Monitoring System," Elbit said. "In addition, as part of the program, Elbit Systems will be making investments in Brazil in terms of assets, infrastructure and know-how in optronics."
"We see great importance in this award, marking a breakthrough for our electro-optic activities in Brazil, which is a significant market for Elbit Systems," said Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems' president and chief executive officer. "Sisfron is a global leading and very unique border security project, and we are very proud to be involved in it.
"This is yet an additional opportunity for our Brazilian companies to provide our advanced technologies, this time in the field of observation, in Brazil, a country that values unique, cutting-edge technology in every field of operation."