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Elbit to supply Canadian Army with on-the-move satcom systems

Canadian LAV6
Elbit Systems Elsat-2100 on board Canadian LAV6. Photo: Elbit Systems

Rheinmetall Canada has awarded Elbit Systems a contract for the delivery of Satellite-on-the-Move (“SOTM”) communication systems to the Canadian Armed Forces, as part of the country’s Land Command Support System Life Extension (LCSS LE) program.

According to the Israel-based Elbit Systems, the company will supply the Canadian Armed Forces with its triple band Elsat 2100 Satcom systems that enable real-time, on-the-move broadband communication solution.

Using military and commercial satellites, including the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) network of the US defense department, the systems will enable the Canadian Armed Forces to maintain long-range voice and data connectivity between mobile command vehicles, liaison elements, high-priority sensor vehicles as well as tactical headquarters or command posts, providing them with high capacity network services and battle command-on-the-move capabilities.

Haim Delmar, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elbit Systems C4I & Cyber Division, commented: “We are proud of our ongoing work with the Canadian Armed Forces, providing them with networked combat solutions. We will continue to focus on developing and delivering superior networked warfare technologies to Canada and additional Five Eyes countries.”

Elbit received the first Elsat 2100 contract for the Canadian Armed Forces in 2014.

In 2019, Rheinmetall also contracted Elbit Systems for the delivery of offboard electronic counter measure payloads for the Hammerhead unmanned surface vessel of the Royal Canadian Navy.