Elbit Systems has been contracted by the Brazilian Marine Corps (BMC) for the provision of advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), electronic warfare (EW), radio and communication systems.
The contract is valued at approximately $40m and will be carried out over a period of two years.
The new deal will see the company deliver advanced technologies and operational capabilities, including a wide range of battle management systems (BMS) applications, in addition to C4I systems for artillery, the latest generation of Soldier C4I suit and upgraded EW capabilities.
Elbit Systems will deploy the new systems in the BMC’s fixed and deployed command centres, as well as in vehicles / armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and dismounted configurations.
Elbit Systems Land and C4I Division general manager Yehuda (Udi) Vered said: “We are proud of this important modernisation contract, providing the BMC, an important branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces, with major core systems.
“Elbit Systems is a global leader in the fields of C4ISR, EW, radio and communications; our systems are based on decades of operational use and combat proven by many customers worldwide.
“I trust that this unique solution will lead to other projects with the BMC, as well as with other customers.”
The system's deployment is designed to help significantly improve the operational effectiveness of the marine forces and enable the BMC to smoothly transition to the Network Centric Warfare (NCW) concept.