Elbit Wins Soldier-Worn Computers Contract Competition

6 May 2009 (Last Updated May 6th, 2009 18:30)

Elbit Systems has been selected in a competition among several US companies to develop a next-generation soldier-worn computer system for the US Army. The system will provide situational awareness to soldiers during operations and will be constructed to optimise size, weight and power.

Elbit Systems has been selected in a competition among several US companies to develop a next-generation soldier-worn computer system for the US Army.

The system will provide situational awareness to soldiers during operations and will be constructed to optimise size, weight and power. The system can be customised for different missions.

Elbit systems will form part of an industry team led by Rockwell Collins called 'Team Spartan'.

President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America Raanan Horowitz said that Team Spartan represents the best possible combination of companies, skills and combat systems experiences.

"We will provide our soldiers with superior situational awareness and information superiority in a way that ensures they can execute their missions effectively and come back safely," Horowitz said.

Elbit Systems will use its battle-proven, soldier-worn Dominator computing system to bring required computing capability to the programme.