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Elbit Systems to supply two long-range patrol aircraft to Asian-Pacific country

By Arie Egozi

Israeli company Elbit Systems was awarded a contract worth approximately USD 114 million with an Asian-Pacific country to supply two long-range patrol aircraft (LRPA), equipped with an advanced and comprehensive mission suite. The contract will be carried out over a period of five years.

The two LRPA aircraft will be based on the new ATR 72-600, and Elbit Systems will integrate a mission suite in each aircraft. The mission suite includes a Mission Management System, Electro-Optics, Radar, SIGINT, Communication, and more.

Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems Aerospace, stated that the company has been supplying Special Mission Aircraft to various countries worldwide for over a decade to meet defense or governmental operational requirements. He further added, “This contract extends the range of platforms and solutions we offer our customers, leveraging vast operational experience and in-house technologies and capabilities. We are proud to provide advanced solutions to our customers.”




According to the manufacturer, the ATR 72-600 is a twin-turboprop aircraft optimized for even the most complex maritime patrol missions.

This contract intensifies the competition between Elbit and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which offers a wide range of special mission aircraft used by the Israeli Air Force and many air forces around the world.

 

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