HAIFA, Israel, 19 May 2009. Elbit Systems Ltd. won a contract valued at EUR25 million to supply the Austrian Army with the company's new 12.7mm unmanned Electrically Remote Controlled Weapon Stations, to be delivered over the course of the next four years.
The contract for the Austrian Army was signed between Elbit Systems and IVECO S.p.A., a subsidiary of the Fiat Group, prime contractor for the program. The Weapon Stations provided by Elbit Systems will be integrated into IVECO Defence Vehicles' Light Multi-role Vehicles (LMV) 4X4, reveals a representative.
In addition to day and night detection systems, Elbit Systems' weapon stations include a Multi-Threat Detection System (MTDS), capable of detecting, categorizing, and pinpointing laser, radar, and RF sources. The MTDS provides a solution to threats caused by a variety of sources.
The system, well suited for Light Multi-role Vehicles, enhances vehicles' capabilities by adding both sensors and firepower, with little increase in overall vehicle weight.