Elbit Systems wins follow-on order for digital soldier systems

17 December 2020 (Last Updated December 17th, 2020 17:15)

Israel’s Elbit Systems has secured a $50m follow-on order from the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver additional digital soldier and vehicular systems to the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA).

Elbit Systems wins follow-on order for digital soldier systems
Elbit Systems VOSS for Royal Netherlands Army. Credit: Elbit Systems Ltd.

Israel’s Elbit Systems has secured a $50m follow-on order from the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver additional digital soldier and vehicular systems to the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA).

Contract work will be carried out over a three-year period.

As agreed, Elbit Systems will supply digital soldier systems and vehicular integration of improved combat network capabilities, including TORCH-XTM Dismounted Command and Control systems and E-LynXTM Software Defines Radio systems to RNLA.

Solutions will be designed in accordance with the requirements presented by the Netherlands’ Defence Material Organization, supporting the modernisation of RNLA.

Elbit Systems C4I and Cyber general manager Haim Delmar said: “We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to continue to provide the RNLA with advanced combat network capabilities, supporting them throughout their soldier modernisation programme.

“We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with the Dutch MoD on programmes that contribute to the survivability and effectiveness of the Dutch soldiers.”

Separately, Dutch MoD has also awarded another $15m initial contract to the Israeli firm for XACT nv32 micro night vision monocular systems.

The XACT nv32, which provides high-resolution images under adverse conditions, will be used by the Armed Forces of the Netherlands.

The Dutch MoD may place additional follow-on orders over a period of seven years, under this contract.

Last month, Elbit Systems secured a contract to deliver E-LynX Software Defined Radio (SDR) solution to the Spanish Army’s combat battalion level.