US Army Awards 12.7M to Israeli Defense Company

Grant to provide Apache helmets to the US Army in latest cooperative move with Israel.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Apache helicopter
Apache helicopter
US Army/Elbit

The US subsidiary of Israeli defense company Elbit Systems Ltd. was awarded an approximately $12.7 million contract to provide Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets (AAIH) to the United States Army, it announced Sunday. 

As part of the contract, work will be performed over a two-year period at Elbit Systems of America's facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

“We have specifically designed the helmet modifications of the AAIH and Apache Integrated Helmet and Display and Sight System to improve safety features and add greater comfort for the Army Aviator,” stated Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer, Elbit Systems of America, LLC.

“This integrated helmet is a key component of the IHADSS-21 system for the AH-64E helicopter, providing exceptional situational awareness and targeting information.” 

The AAIH will be on display at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington DC, October 13-15 in Elbit Systems of America’s booth, #1139, Hall A. 

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world.

Elbit Systems operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence ("SIGINT") systems, data links and communications systems and radios. 

The company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications, and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

This is the latest in several contracts given to the defense company. In March, Elbit Systems signed a three-year deal to provide electronics for an unnamed European country.