FALLS CHURCH, Va. / FORT WORTH, Tx. --- BAE Systems and Elbit Systems of America have teamed up to develop and integrate advanced operational capabilities for combat vehicles. The arrangement is focused on validating and integrating new technologies on combat vehicle systems to deliver advanced warfighting capabilities.
BAE Systems is an industry leader in the design, integration, production, and support of innovative combat vehicles. Elbit Systems of America is a world leader in the design and integration of advanced turret solutions. This teaming arrangement will explore crew automation, vehicle protection systems, and other defensive and offensive systems for integration into turrets of various cannon calibers and supporting weapon systems for combat vehicles.
"BAE Systems and Elbit Systems of America are investing in transformational combat vehicle technologies and turret solutions that will greatly enhance the lethality and survivability of next-generation combat vehicles for the U.S. and international militaries," said Jim Miller, director of business development at BAE Systems. "Our relationship demonstrates a commitment to provide our customers with solutions for future battlefields based on our collective combat vehicle expertise."
BAE Systems and Elbit Systems of America will leverage their comprehensive experience for the evaluation, demonstration, and validation of multiple mission payloads and capabilities for the next generation of combat systems.
"The Elbit Systems of America team is excited to partner with BAE Systems and for the opportunities that come with that relationship," said Ridge Sower, vice president of ground combat and precision targeting at Elbit Systems of America. "Our broad portfolio of mission-enhancing solutions and technologies, coupled with BAE Systems' proven track record for providing highly effective combat systems, will greatly benefit warfighters as they face new challenges and needs."
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land, and naval systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.