Hundreds of units, for non-combat Search And Rescue ( SAR) missions, carried in the aircrew's vest, will be supplied to the French Air Force, Army, Navy and DGA (Direction generale de l'armement)
HAIFA, Israel, June 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that its subsidiary Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. ("Elisra"), was awarded a contract valued at approximately euro 5 million to supply hundreds of units of its AN/PRC-684 Personal Locator Beacon (formerly SPLB) to the French MoD, equipping the French Air Force, Army, Navy and DGA (Direction generale de l'armement ). The project will be performed within 24 months.
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The French company INEO Defense is the project's prime contractor.
The contract award followed a tender in which Elisra competed with several world-renowned manufacturers of Search and Rescue (SAR) beacons.
The AN/PRC-684 is one of the few PLBSs in the market to offer voice functions. The AN/PRC-684 has an integral voice transceiver featuring multichannel VHF/UHF capabilities, an advanced over-the-horizon Cospas-Sarsat Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) intended for non-combat SAR missions, when training or flying over friendly territory. Carried in the aircrew's emergency vest, the system is designed to provide a variety of modes of activation using an internal G-switch that automatically activates the beacon upon aircrew bailout, while a lanyard-actuated switch provides for additional mechanical and manual activation options.
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Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services.
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Elbit Systems Ltd.
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