ELSA FORGES STRATEGIC LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP
Elbit Systems Australia (ELSA) has become a major partner of the Australian Defence Force with the announcement that the company’s revolutionary Battle Management System (BMS) will be adopted across the board by Army for its new Battlefield Command System.
The Elbit Systems BMS has been adopted under the Land 200 Tranche 2 project announced by Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and follows the highly successful roll-out by ELSA of Land 200 Tranche 1.
Tranche 2 is valued at up to $1.4 billion and will enhance the Australian Defence Force’s digital command, control and communications systems and significantly increase the ELSA workforce in Brisbane and Melbourne.
In another reflection of the partnership, ELSA has also been selected for the Through Life Support contract which will cement the relationship with the ADF for up to 12 years.
Elbit Systems Australia Managing Director, Dan Webster said the two major contracts represent a watershed in the establishment of ELSA as a uniquely Australian business.
“Land 200 Tranche 2 and Through Life Support are the long term foundations that secure ELSA’s core business and establish our credentials as a long-term player in the Australian market,” he said.
“2018 marks the beginning of a long period of growth for ELSA as we look to build on the outstanding reputation we have built as Army’s trusted partner.
“We have industry-leading capability in a wide range of technologies ranging from cyber security to UAVs and we now have the critical mass to deliver as an Australian company,” Mr Webster said.