Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded an approximately $24 million contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defence (“Dutch MOD”) to supply the Royal Netherlands Army (“RNLA”) with new vehicular tactical computers. The new ETCs provide enhanced and more robust Command and Control (C2) and tactical data processing capabilities, improved security for processing and storage of secured mission information, as well as solid growth path for advanced C2 applications. The contract will be performed over a 30-months period. Elbit Systems will equip various vehicular platforms with its seventh generation Enhanced Tactical Computers (“ETC”) MK7 replacing legacy ETCs that were provided by the Company to the RNLA over a decade ago.
Elbit Systems will showcase the seventh generation of its Enhanced Tactical Computer (ETC MK7) as part of the company’s presentation in the upcoming NIDV exhibition (booth F 4.0). With more than 20,000 of its previous versions installed onboard various combat vehicles, Elbit Systems’ ETCs have been providing robust command and control and tactical data dissemination capabilities to Armed Forces worldwide. The ETC MK7 complies with NATO’s Generic Vehicular Architecture (GVA).
It is backwards compatible and embeds powerful Commercial Of The Shelf (COTS) components including the Intel®i7 Quad Core processor and a Solid-State Drive. The new tactical computer features a 12.1‘’ sun-readable LCD display, a high-resolution capacitive touch screen, a GPS as well as a video capture capability. Similar to previous ETC generations, the ETC MK7 is designed to operate under harsh environmental and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) conditions, is fully compliant with MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461E and interfaces with analog and digital radio systems. The ETC MK7 is offered either as an integrated unit or in a split display-processor unit configuration.
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial 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, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios, cyber-based systems and munitions. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.