Elbit Wins Embraer Contract

By Tish Drake | November 11, 2008
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Elbit Systems, Haifa, Israel, was awarded a contract by Embraer to supply avionics for the Brazilian AMX jet upgrade project for the Brazilian air force. The initial development and prototype phase of the contract is valued at $67 million. The entire contract, including the subsequent production phase, is valued at $187 million and is scheduled to be completed through 2014. Elbit Systems will be working with its Brazilian subsidiary Aeroeletronica S.A. (AEL) on the project. Elbit Systems and AEL will supply the central battle mission computer of the AMX, as well as display systems, the ammunition management system and additional systems. Elbit Systems’ subsidiary, Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd., will supply the electronic warfare systems. Embraer began upgrading the AMX jets in 2007. The modernization project is aimed at keeping the fleet of 53 jets on active duty for another 20 years, Embraer said.

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