Undisclosed Asia-Pacific country orders C2 and artillery systems from Elbit

17 August 2015 (Last Updated August 17th, 2015 18:30)

Elbit Systems has received a contract to supply command and control (C2) systems and artillery systems to an undisclosed country in the Asia-Pacific region.

ATOMS system

Elbit Systems has received a contract to supply command and control (C2) systems and artillery systems to an undisclosed country in the Asia-Pacific region.

Under the $27m contract, which is a follow-on contract for this customer, the company will supply undisclosed number of C2 and autonomous truck mounted howitzer system (ATMOS) long-range artillery systems.

Elbit Systems Land and C4I Division general manager Yehuda Vered said: "The customer's decision to order additional quantities under this follow-on contract further enhances Elbit Systems' position as a world leading artillery supplier, with a variety of systems that meet the global demand for light, manoeuvrable and rapid response platforms."

The contract covers the supply of a complete solution for an artillery unit including self- propelled artillery, command stations, forward observation stations and target acquisition systems, as well as command and control systems, in an integrative solution to connect all systems.

"The customer's decision to order additional quantities under this follow-on contract further enhances Elbit Systems' position as a world leading artillery supplier."

Mounted on various wheeled platforms, the solution improves mission flexibility, reaction speed, and survivability of both the crew and the system.

Built by Israel-based Soltam Systems, ATOMS is a 155mm / 52 calibre self-propelled artillery system and is integrated with a fully computerised system, offering an automatic control, accurate navigation and target acquisition.

Transportable in a C-130 Hercules aircraft, the system is offered with various gun calibres, ranging from 39 to 52 calibres to help address different customer requirements, and is operable in all terrain areas.

Deliveries under the contract are scheduled to take place over a three-year period.


Image: ATOMS 155mm / 39 calibre self-propelled howitzer being tested by the Israeli Defence Force. Photo: courtesy of Rowielip.