UK firm awarded $70million to support British armed forces

Elbit Systems and Thales' subsidiary, UAS Tactical Systems (U-TacS) has been awarded a contract worth approximately $70million to provide intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) support for UK armed forces.

The contract includes the provision and support of Hermes 450 UAS systems, as well as training for UK MoD staff in the use and maintenance of the system. It also provides contractor logistic support and program management services. The work will be managed by U-TacS based in Leicester.

President and ceo of Elbit Systems, Joseph Ackerman said: "Hermes 450 continues to make a significant contribution to UK operations, under very demanding circumstances, achieving exceptionally high levels of operational availability."

Chris Shaw

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