Israel’s Elbit Systems wins $25 million Brazil army contract

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Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems said its Brazilian subsidiary Ares Aeroespacial won an initial production order worth $25 million from the Brazilian army for the supply of remote controlled weapon stations.

The weapon stations will be supplied within two years, Elbit said on Wednesday.

Designed for 12.7/7.62mm machine guns, they will be used in armoured vehicles for troop transport and in armoured platforms that include logistics vehicles utilised in combat, border patrol and peace keeping missions, Reuters reports.

This is the second contract win for Elbit Systems in Brazil in a month following a $15 million initial order awarded to another Elbit subsidiary to supply unmanned turrets to the Brazilian army.