Elbit Systems to supply Bradley IFV components to US Army

1 September 2020 (Last Updated September 1st, 2020 09:52)

Elbit Systems of America, the US subsidiary of Israeli defence company Elbit Systems, has secured a contract to supply key components of Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to the US Army.

Elbit Systems to supply Bradley IFV components to US Army
Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Credit: US Army.

Elbit Systems of America, the US subsidiary of Israeli defence company Elbit Systems, has secured a contract to supply key components of Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to the US Army.

Worth up to $79m, the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract was awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency.

As agreed, Elbit Systems of America will supply gunner hand stations, commander hand stations and circuit cards for the Bradley IFV over a five-year period.

An initial purchase order of around $26m and another worth $12m have been issued with the contract. This will be delivered over three years.

Elbit Systems of America president and CEO Raanan Horowitz said: “Elbit Systems of America is proud to offer critical ground vehicle modernisation solutions for the US Army to support accuracy and lethality for Soldiers.

“Receiving this task order to support the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle means US ground forces remain equipped at all times with the very best technology to complete their missions.”

The gunner hand stations allow the IFV crew to target and fire. It also works with the commander hand stations that drive the vehicle’s turret and initiate signals to the turret fire control systems.

The circuit cards are used to supply power to the hand station units.

Elbit Systems of America Ground Combat and Precision Targeting vice-president Ridge Sower said: “We have a long history of providing systems that meet the rigorous demands of the US Army.

“These gunner and commander hand stations and associated spare parts will increase soldiers’ operational effectiveness while keeping them safe.”

Earlier this year, Elbit Systems of America was selected by Cubic Mission Solutions to deliver full-motion video data link (FMVDL) power amplifiers for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.