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Elbit lands C2 deal for Swiss TASYS vehicle fleet

TASYS Eagle 6x6
Illustration. Photo: GDELS

The Swiss Federal Office for Defense Procurement (armasuisse) has contracted Israeli defense technology company Elbit Systems for the delivery of command and control (C2) systems for its Tactical Reconnaissance System (TASYS).

According to the company, the contract is worth approximately $15 million and will be performed over a three-year period.

The C2 systems will provide Swiss Army reconnaissance battalions and forward observers of the Swiss Army with improved target acquisition, prioritizing and data dissemination capabilities and will enable the generation of a common operational picture.

Elbit announced the contract after armasuisse ordered 100 protected Eagle 6×6 reconnaissance vehicles from General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag (GDELS) in November 2019.

The Eagles will be the vehicle platform for the TASYS tactical reconnaissance system, which will be used to gather intelligence for the Swiss Armed Forces including support of civil authorities. It consists of an Eagle V 6×6 carrier vehicle, a multi-sensor system mounted on a telescopic mast, and a data processing system.

For self-protection, the TASYS is armored and equipped with a remotely controlled weapon station. The system starts production in 2020 and will be fielded between 2023 and 2025.