Harris secures $189m contract to supply BMS solution to UAE Armed Forces

19 February 2017 (Last Updated February 19th, 2017 18:30)

Harris has been awarded a $189m contract to deliver an integrated battle management system (BMS) to the UAE Armed Forces.

Harris has been awarded a $189m contract to deliver an integrated battle management system (BMS) to the UAE Armed Forces.

The contract has been issued under the Emirates Command and Control System (ECCS) Land Tactical System (ELTS) programme, which is a major C4ISR programme that will integrate, coordinate and optimise the combined efficiency of UAE Armed Forces assets.

Secured during the first quarter of Harris’ current fiscal year, the new BMS contract has a base performance period of two years.

The UAE armed forces are currently deploying improved battlefield management solutions and the new BMS system is designed to provide initial operational capabilities.

"This Land Tactical System project represents a major milestone in the advancement of battlefield management and staff function capabilities for the UAE Armed Forces."

Harris Electronic Systems president Ed Zoiss said: “This Land Tactical System project represents a major milestone in the advancement of battlefield management and staff function capabilities for the UAE Armed Forces.

“It will help ensure that the UAE Land Forces brigades are equipped to succeed on the modern battlefield.”

Harris Battlefield Management Systems provides military customers with an advanced, continuous operations platform in order to facilitate situational awareness and staff functions.

Using a combination of sophisticated technology and high-value systems integration services, military users will be able to track hostile and blue forces.

The users will also be able to develop and carry out tactical operations, as well as integrate personnel, intelligence, local weather, planning, and other related information into battlefield operations.

The company currently supports governments and commercial customers in more than 100 countries worldwide.