Fort Worth-based Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Israeli defense electronics firm Elbit Systems, has been awarded a five-year contract with the U.S. military for up to $ 76 million to provide Integrated Helmet and Visor Sight Systems (“IHADSS”) for the Army. Fleet of AH-64 Apache helicopters.
The IHADSS parts will be delivered from Elbit’s engineering and manufacturing facility in Fort Worth. The IHADSS places flight and targeting information directly in front of the pilot, enabling mission success and crew safety.
In addition to the IHADSS for Apache, Elbit Systems of America provides the Apache AH-64E model with the Multicore Mission Processor, which provides all the functionality of embedded Apache systems.
Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, says IHADSS offers “a significant tactical advantage that provides reliable situational awareness, lightens pilot workload, improves pilot safety and [helps them] succeed in their most demanding assignments.
The contract continues Elbit Systems’ decades-long relationship with the US Army’s Apache fleet. A first delivery order of approximately $ 6 million has been issued under the ID / IQ contract, to be executed over a two-year period.
Israeli parent company offers wide range of defense technologies
Based in Hafi, Israel, Elbit Systems is an international defense technology company operating in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems. In addition to advanced electro-optics like the IHADSS system, Elbit offers solutions for command, control, communications, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, unmanned aircraft systems, cybernetic systems and ammunition, etc.
Elbit Systems’ military gear may look like science fiction, but it’s real-world technology: Elbit Systems’ technology, such as its IronVision head-mounted display technology, enables military forces to be operational anywhere in the world, in any type of conditions.
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