Global defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. Announced Monday it signed a contract with the Australian Department of Defense, estimated at $298 million (approximately NIS 1.1 billion).
Under the contract, Elbit will supply, install, integrate and support a Command, Control and Communications (BGC3) system for the Australian army.
The project, which is to be completed over the next three years, will constitute a central part in the Australian army's battle strategy and will enable it to achieve a major portion of its defense network centric warfare milestone of a networked brigade with cutting edge technology in battle management and communications systems.
The system's capabilities will increase the commander’s battlespace awareness, automate combat messaging and assist in the execution of operations, while significantly reducing the risk of casualties resulting from friendly fire.
The advanced technology will provide improved protection and coordination for Australian Defence Forces personnel, allowing missions to be carried out more efficiently, safely and effectively.