E-LynX SDR and NVG Visuals Upgrade
Elbit Systems has won contracts with the Swedish and US armies totalling over $50 million (€41.8 million), the company announced on 17 June.
The company’s German subsidiary, Elbit Systems Deutschland, has been awarded an approx. $23 million follow-on contract by the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for additional software-defined radios (SDR), to be supplied over a 30-month period for the Swedish Army. The company will supply E-LynX SDRs in vehicular dual-channel and vehicular full duplex configurations as part of Sweden’s tactical radio upgrade programme. The family’s open architecture approach and patented multi-channel network capability provide dynamic, autonomous spectrum resource allocation optimization, enabling concurrent execution of multiple missions while maintaining fast, resilient, secured, interoperable and immune communications in any terrain. The E-LynX family features unique waveforms and enables European and NATO waveforms and has already been selected by several European armed forces, including Spain and Switzerland.
“Sweden is an important market for Elbit Systems and we hope to continue in growing our activities [here],” commented Haim Delmar, General Manager of Elbit Systems C4I & Cyber.
Elbit Systems of America, meanwhile, has won two orders totalling some $29 million to upgrade the US Army’s AN/AVS-6 Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging Systems (ANVIS) with high performance white phosphor image intensifier tubes, with deliveries through September 2021. The company will upgrade the legacy ANVIS goggles, replacing the existing green image intensification. White phosphor enhances the goggles, as it presents visuals in black and white detail, which may appear more natural to the eye. The new image intensification tubes will also provide better contrast, as well as higher image resolution at greater distances for pilots.
“US Army pilots can successfully achieve their mission and fly with confidence in any light conditions. Upgrading the […] aviation fleet’s goggles to high performance white phosphor provides improved clarity. Whether soldiers are on the ground or in the air, our team is committed to providing advanced capabilities to the US Army to suit their evolving night vision needs,” stated the subsidiary’s President & CEO, Raanan Horowitz.