Leading Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems announced on Monday that it has been awarded a contract to supply advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) systems for Israeli fighter jets.
The contract was awarded by the Directorate of Production and Procurement of the Israeli Defense Ministry, and is worth around $70 million.
Elbit will deliver the advanced systems over a five-year period, to be installed on all types of Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter jets.
"We are proud to provide the Israeli Air Force, recognized as one of the world's most advanced air forces, advanced EW systems, covering the full range of fighter jets, and we trust that this win will further enhance our position as one of the world's leading EW manufacturers," said Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems.
"The modern global air combat arena is extremely challenging, and pilots are facing many new threats," he explained.
"Our systems provide a solution to a wide variety of current and future threats, and we hope that other customers will follow the IMOD (Defense Ministry) and the Israeli Air Force and select our EW systems."
The new systems were developed and manufactured by Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Ltd.