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Elbit Systems To Supply Royal Netherlands Army Advanced BMS

by Staff Writers
Haifa, Israel (SPX) Jan 29, 2008
Elbit Systems announced that it has been awarded a contract from the Netherlands MoD for the supply of advanced Battlefield Management Systems - BMS. Elbit Systems won the contract, scheduled to be completely delivered over five years, following an international tender participated by several of the leading defense companies in the world.

Elbit Systems will supply systems to the Royal Netherlands Army's (RNLA) Ground Forces that will include Enhanced Tactical Computers - ETCs, incorporating Tactical Communication Devices, and Data Communication Software. The systems will be installed in more then 1800 of the RNLA's vehicles, including tanks, armoured vehicles and others. The project involves extensive cooperation with the Netherlands MoD's C2 Support Centre.

Defense Secretary of State said in his announcement to the Dutch Parliament that the Battlefield Management System delivered to the RNLA's Ground Forces will provide an integrated- and actual view of the situation in the operation area, improving operational effectiveness of the forces.

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