Elbit Systems Awarded $80 Million Contract to Supply Unmanned Turrets for AFVs of a Country in Asia-Pacific

By ARIE EGOZI

Defence Industry

Haifa, Israel: Israeli company Elbit Systems was awarded a contract valued at $80 million to supply unmanned turrets for Armoured Fighting Vehicles (“AFVs”) of an Asian-Pacific country. The contract will be performed over a three-year period. 

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply 30mm-gun unmanned light turrets that integrate sensors and display systems for enhanced situational awareness, target acquisition capabilities, fire control systems and weapon systems of various types, enabling significant mission performance upgrade for the AFVs.

Elbit Systems’ UT30MK2 is a configurable unmanned turret, adding highly effective firepower to armoured personnel carriers (APCs) without compromising troop safety. Based on the success of fully combat-proven turrets in use by numerous armed forces around the world, the UT30MK2 is the latest generation turret system developed by Elbit Systems.

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The modular design enables unmanned and manned turret configurations with easy conversion. Designed with a very low profile, the UT30MK2 encompasses a broad range of weapon systems, countermeasures and advanced electro-optics, all developed in-house, to deliver reliable, high performance firepower on the battlefield.

Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land, said that Elbit Systems is uniquely positioned to address the renewed and growing demand by militaries around the globe to improve the operational capabilities of their armoured platforms, due to our ability to provide comprehensive integrated solutions.