Defence News: Israel’s leading defence major Elbit Systems Monday announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America has been awarded a $35 million five-year fixed-priced contract by the US Navy for repair of line-replaceable units in support of the V-22 aircraft manufactured by the US defence and aerospace giant Boeing.
US Navy’s V-22 Osprey aircraft
The V-22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft utilizing tilt-rotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft.
With its rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, it can convert to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight.
Israel’s Elbit Systems is a high technology company, which is engaged in a wide range of defence, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world.
The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land, and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems.
The Israeli defence major is also active electronic warfare suites (EW Suites), signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios, cyber-based systems and munitions.
The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.