The Austrian Army has awarded a €25m contract to Elbit Systems to supply the new 12.7mm unmanned electrically remote-controlled weapon stations.

Elbit’s weapon stations will be integrated into the Iveco Defence Vehicles light multirole vehicles (LMV) 4×4.

As well as day and night detection systems, the weapon stations include a multi-threat detection system (MTDS), capable of detecting, categorising and pinpointing laser, radar and RF sources.

Elbit Systems Land and C4I Tadiran general manager Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis said Elbit’s selection was a breakthrough for the company, propelling it into an emerging international market emanating from a shift in the modern battlefield.

The new stations are based on Elbit Systems’s expertise and combat proven fire control systems, drive systems and electro-optic systems.

The systems will be delivered during the next four years.
The contract was signed between Elbit Systems and Iveco, a subsidiary of the Fiat Group and prime contractor for the programme.