Elbit to provide software defined radio solution for Swiss Armed Forces
The technology company Elbit Systems has been selected for the software-defined radio program (SDR) of the Swiss Armed Forces.
It is reported to be valued at more than $ 200 million, with the agreement awaiting approval by the Swiss parliament.
Under a contract with the Swiss Federal Ministry of Defense, Civil Defense and Sport (DDPS), Elbit Systems will provide the country’s armed forces with a tactical SDR solution for the entire army under the Telecommunications Armed Forces (TK A) program, Ersa mob Komm.
The solution will be based on the open architecture E-LynX SDR family.
As part of the armed forces’ telecommunications project, the Swiss military is seeking to replace several obsolete radios and related accessories.
The order will replace several of the used telecommunication systems, which should complete the service between 2018 and 2022.
The Swiss government began seeking replacement radios for its communications equipment in 2015, inviting more than 15 companies to submit bids.
Elbit defeated Swiss communications company Roschi Rohde & Schwarz AG, Ittigen to win the contract.
Elbit Systems President and CEO Bejalel (Buci) Mahlis said: “We are proud to have been chosen to provide such an important capability to the Swiss Armed Forces. Switzerland is a strategic market for us and we will continue our efforts to support the Swiss Armed Forces and expand our cooperation with Swiss industry. “
Earlier this month, Elbit Systems secured a $ 153 million contract to provide a multi-layered UAS network to an army in Southeast Asia.
In August, the Israeli Ministry of Defense selected Elbit Systems to provide its Active Fist Light active protection system with a separate connection.
Elbit focuses on upgrading existing platforms, developing new defense technologies, internal security and commercial applications, and offering a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.