WASHINGTON — The US Army will purchase 120mm mortar systems from the Israeli company Elbit Systems. The contractor for the contract will be the subsidiary Elbit Systems of America. The value of the contract is set at $49 million.
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Within the next five years, these mortar systems will be manufactured in Fort Worth, Texas. There is currently no information on the exact quantity of systems ordered. However, Elbit Systems of America will have to deliver $10 million worth of mortar systems in just the first two years.
Elbit Systems of America has been a trusted partner of the US military for the past years. Such an order is not the first between the Israeli affiliate and the US government. BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that a similar contract, which began in 2016, was recently concluded.
“Being a reliable supplier for critical needs is part of our vision. I am honored that the U.S. Army continues to value the solutions our company provides to America’s Soldiers, and we look forward to our partnership,” said Raanan Horowitz, President, and CEO of Elbit Systems of America.
In the coming months, it will most likely become clear which model mortar system the US Army has chosen. This may be the new Israeli 120mm mortar system for small-wheeled vehicles. Israel presented it at the beginning of 2022.
Elbit Systems is one of the largest military technology companies in the world. Based in Israel, the company develops modern and advanced weapon designs with high efficiency and combat capability. The product portfolio of the Israeli company is large.
Aerospace, land, air, and sea are the spheres in which Elbit Systems develops its designs. Last but not least, the Israeli company produces quality intelligence tools in the field of Command, Control, Communications, Computers [C4] Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance [ISR] or C4ISR.
In recent years, the Israeli company has become one of the leading developers of unmanned aerial vehicles, advanced electro-optics, electro-optical space systems, radio-electronic defense complexes, signal intelligence systems, data transmission lines and communication systems, radio stations, cyber systems, and ammunition.
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