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Elbit Systems secures US$56m in ASW contracts

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The company has been awarded work to enhance the undersea warfare capabilities of an Asia-Pacific navy, which includes the delivery of its Seagull USVs.

The company has been awarded work to enhance the undersea warfare capabilities of an Asia-Pacific navy, which includes the delivery of its Seagull USVs.

Elbit Systems has announced its receipt of a number of 12-month contracts valued at a combined US$56 million ($76 million) to supply anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities to the navy of an unnamed nation in the Asia-Pacific.

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Specifically, the company has been tasked with delivering its Seagull unmanned surface vessels (USVs), and the Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) systems.

The Seagull USVs, which are expected to integrate Helicopter/Ship Long-Range Active Sonars (HELRAS), will leverage Elbit’s autonomous combat management system and satellite communication capability.

The TRAPS systems, set to be installed onboard the customer’s corvettes, are built with low frequency variable-depth-sonars designed for detection, tracking and classification of submarines, midget submarines, surface vessels and torpedoes.

“Advanced autonomous and sonar capabilities are a key to addressing the expanding challenges in the underwater arena,” Oren Sabag, co-general manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR and EW, said.

“We believe that our portfolio of proven maritime capabilities is well positioned to support the growing operational requirements of naval forces around the world.”

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Elbit Systems has a history of delivering maritime electronic warfare systems to customers in the Asia-Pacific region, along with autonomous platforms, ship-borne remote control weapon stations, communications, EO payloads, combat management systems and anti-submarine sonars.

The company’s recent activity in the region includes the delivery of a Seagull USV for mine countermeasures, a contract to provide intelligence suites for vessels, and a contract to supply shipborne SPECTRO EO payloads.   

[Related: Elbit unveils new AI-enabled assault rifle]

Elbit Systems secures US$56m in ASW contracts
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