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Elbit wraps up acceptance tests for new combat vessels

The defence company has completed integration level testing of combat systems onboard new patrol vessels built for Greece’s Hellenic Coast Guard.

The defence company has completed integration level testing of combat systems onboard new patrol vessels built for Greece’s Hellenic Coast Guard.

Elbit Systems has confirmed it has completed acceptance tests for combat suites used aboard new patrol vessels of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG), as part of a contract awarded in 2019 by Cantiere Navale Vittoria.

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Conducted in the Aegean maritime arena, the tests included integration level tests of the combat systems and subsystems onboard the vessels as well as live firing tests from the onboard Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS).

The systems include the SPECTRO XR Electro Optical payloads, radars, navigation systems, Warship Automatic Identification System (W-AIS) and RCWS fully integrated into a command and control software.

The combat suit is designed to support future “plug and play” integration of aerial and surface unmanned systems, helping to enable expansion of the operational envelope of the patrol vessels beyond line of sight.

This comes a week after Elbit Systems announced it secured US$1.65 billion ($2.14 billion) contract to establish and operate the International Flight Training Centre of the Hellenic Air Force.

Specifically, Elbit Systems is expected to supply new M-346 training aircraft and maintain the entire training fleet, comprised of dozens of M-346 and T-6 training aircraft.

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The contract, expected to be performed over a 20-year period, forms part of a broader collaborative agreement between the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence.

[Related: Elbit Systems secures US$1.65bn flight training contract]

Elbit wraps up acceptance tests for new combat vessels
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