Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that following a competitive tender process, its Swedish subsidiary, Elbit Systems Sweden AB was awarded a contract from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to supply the Albatross Combat Management Systems (CMS) for the Royal Swedish Navy. The contract that is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems, will be performed over a period of 34 months.
Elbit Systems Sweden will supply the Albatross CMS for the Spårö Class Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Vessels of the Royal Swedish Navy. Albatross is a scalable open architecture CMS that is based on the Company’s E-CIX platform. Albatross CMS enables commanders and operators to receive a common operational picture correlating underwater detection and surface tracks, based on real-time data, live video streaming and imagery data, thereby expanding the operational envelop, increasing flexibility and enabling effective decision making during MCM missions.
Tobias Wennberg, General Manager of Elbit Systems Sweden, said: “We appreciate the trust placed by the Swedish Defense Material Administration and the Swedish Armed Forces in our solutions. Elbit Systems sees a growing demand for its naval portfolio, with this award joining recent contract awards from maritime customers across Europe and Asia Pacific.”
Elbit Systems is seeing a growing demand for its maritime portfolio of solutions. Over the past three years the company published several awards in this area: a contract to provide the UK Royal Navy with new Electronic Warfare capabilities under Increment 1 of the Maritime Electronic Warfare System Integrated Capability (MEWSIC) Program, a contract to develop and deliver a new Combat Systems Operator Trainer in the Future Submarine School of the UK Royal Navy and modernisation of legacy synthetic training systems across the Royal Navy; contracts to supply countries in Asia Pacific with Anti-Submarine Warfare capabilities including USVs, sonars and Combat Management Systems, a contract to provide the SPECTRO XR multi-spectral electro-optic systems to maritime forces, a contract to deliver USVs for Mine Counter Measure missions, a contract to equip vessels with integrative intelligence suites, a contract to deliver Underwater Sound Source System for the Republic of Korea and a contract to supply combat suites and perform systems’ integration for the new patrol vessels of the Hellenic Coast Guard.
In addition, Elbit Systems acquired Sparton Corporation, a U.S. company that is the premier developer, producer and supplier of systems supporting Undersea Warfare for the U.S. Navy and allied Naval forces.