Elbit Systems Brazilian unit wins $100m contract

Bezhalel Machlis Photo: PR

The contract is for the supply of  REMAX remote controlled weapon stations to the Brazilian Army.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT) has announced that its Brazilian subsidiary Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa S.A. has been awarded a framework contract, worth a total of approximately $100 million, to supply 12.7/7.62 mm Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS) to the Brazilian Army. The contract includes associated equipment and services. The RCWS, named REMAX, will be supplied over a five-year period. An initial production order, valued at approximately $7.5 million, has been received.

Specifically designed by Ares to meet Brazilian Army requirements as part of the VBTP program, Ares' REMAX systems have been successfully tested and fielded in Brazilian Army Guarani 6X6 vehicles. REMAX is a stabilized weapon station for 12.7/7.62 mm machine guns and will be used in armored vehicles and logistics vehicles utilized in combat for troop transport, border patrol and peace keeping missions.

Elbit Systems president and CEO Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis said, “Brazil is a very important market for Elbit Systems and we are pleased to be awarded a follow-on contract for the supply of REMAX to the Brazilian Army, attesting to the customer’s satisfaction from the previous award. We have witnessed a growing demand for RCWS all over the world and we trust that further customers will follow and acquire our advanced and mature weapon stations.”

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on January 8, 2017

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Bezhalel Machlis Photo: PR
Bezhalel Machlis Photo: PR
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