SOFIA, Bulgaria, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Israel-based international defence electronics company, Elbit Systems, organized and held in Sofia, Industrial Cooperation Day for the Bulgarian industry, in order to present the opportunities that it provides for industrial cooperation as well as its experience and capabilities, in the context of a forthcoming project in Bulgaria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The event, which was opened by Irit Lillian, the Ambassador of Israel in Bulgaria, brought together representatives from Bulgarian private and state-owned companies specializing in defence and technology, and representatives of reference institutions, as well as of Elbit Systems’ executive management and experts.
The Israeli company organized the event on the background of the Bulgarian Army’s procurement for the acquisition of new wheeled armored vehicles to look for local partners. During the Industrial Cooperation Day, Elbit Systems held direct meetings with the interested Bulgarian companies in such partnership. According to the company, it would also be a good basis and opportunity for the local industry to export Bulgarian-made products.
As a world renowned manufacturer of various gun turrets for armored vehicles as well as remote weapon systems, and with more than 30 years of experience in the area, the company has dozens of successful projects around the world. Among them is the delivery of UT 30 mm (unmanned turrets) for Piranha III vehicles, in service with the Belgian Army, UT 30mm integrated with Spike missiles on STEYR PANDUR II 8X8 for the Portuguese Navy and on Patria AMV 8X8 for the Croatian Army, as well as UT 30 mm on IVECO 6X6 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) and 12.7/7.62 mm Remote Controlled Weapon Stations for the Brazilian Army.
Elbit Systems looks for long-term strategic partners in Bulgaria in order to establish bases for local production, assembly and integration. By basing these processes in our country, the domestic companies will be provided with the opportunity to export their production.
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