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UAE orders battle management system from Harris

Harris Corporation announces an $189 million contract to supply the UAE with a battle management system.

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Richard Tomkins
Harris is to provide the United Arab Emirates a battle management system under a $189 million contract. Photo courtesy Harris Corporation
Harris is to provide the United Arab Emirates a battle management system under a $189 million contract. Photo courtesy Harris Corporation

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The United Arab Emirates has given the Harris Corporation a two-year contract to provide its military with an integrated battle management system.

The contract, issued under the UAE's Emirates Command & Control System Land Tactical System program, is worth $189 million.

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"This Land Tactical System project represents a major milestone in the advancement of battlefield management and staff function capabilities for the UAE Armed Forces," said Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems. "It will help ensure that the UAE Land Forces brigades are equipped to succeed on the modern battlefield."

Harris said its system will give the UAE initial operational capabilities as the country implements enhanced battlefield management solutions.

The Harris system provides continuous operations platform for situational awareness and staff functions to effectively track hostile and friendly forces, develop and execute tactical operations and integrate personnel, intelligence, local weather, planning, and other data into battlefield operations.

Aditional details were not provided.

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