Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles

By Richard Tomkins

May 8 (UPI) -- Israel's Ministry of Defense has contracted with Elbit Systems Ltd to provide its satellite-on-the-move systems for land vehicles, the company announced Monday.

The contract is for two years, Elbit said, and put the number of systems to be supplied in the "dozens." The value of the deal was not announced


"The SOTM contract is an important milestone in our military communication activity on the whole and in the satellite communication activity in particular," said Yehuda Vered, general manager of Elbit Systems Land and C4I Division, said in a press release. "The Israeli Defense Forces is an innovative technologically advanced military, and I trust that additional customers will follow and select our systems.

"The modern battlefield requires very reliable capabilities of high-rate data transfer anytime, anywhere, and our SOTM communication solution meets this requirement."

Elbit said its ELSAT 2100 SOTM family of systems allows high-data rate broadband capabilities for vehicles. They can be installed on a variety of platforms and feature advanced tracking capabilities for communications anywhere and at any time.

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