Elbit Systems has received a contract for the delivery of E-LynX Software Defined Radio (SDR) solution to the Spanish Army’s combat battalion level.

This move is said to be a part of the Spanish combat radio network modernisation programme.

The company will supply handheld E-LynX SDR systems for dismounted soldiers and vehicular systems. They will be equipped on different combat platforms.

Elbit Systems will carry out the contract in partnership with Telefonica within a six-month period.

E-LynX SDR solution was selected following competitive technical and field evaluations by the Spanish Ministry of Defense’s Directorate-General for Armament and Material (DGAM).

Elbit Systems C4I and Cyber executive vice-president and general manager Haim Delmar: “We are proud of this prestigious selection as it underscores the growing recognition of E-LynX as the favoured SDR solution in Europe.

“Spain is an important market for Elbit Systems, and we will continue to invest and expand our local capabilities and technologies in Spain.”

Earlier this month, Elbit Systems introduced a portable tactical satellite communications (SATCOM) system that will provide the armed forces with on-the-move secure communication capabilities.

The E-LynX-Sat system includes a mobile terminal weighing less than 1kg that interfaces with Elbit Systems’ E-LynX SDR solution to enable communications.

In June last year, German Federal Ministry of Defence (MoD) selected a subsidiary of Elbit Systems to supply the E-LynX soldier radios (PNR 1000) to the German Army.