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Elbit lands $65M in Dutch MoD contracts for night vision, digital soldier systems

Dutch Army digital soldier
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Israel-based defense contractor Elbit Systems announced has received two contracts worth an estimated $65 million for the delivery of digital soldier and night vision systems to the Dutch armed forces.

A $50 million follow-on contract from the Dutch defense ministry will see Elbit supply the Dutch Army with additional digital soldier and vehicular systems, expanding the soldier modernization program of the RNLA.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply digital soldier systems and vehicular integration of improved combat network capabilities including TORCH-XTM dismounted command and control systems and E-LynX software defined radio systems. The solutions to be provided were designed to address requirements that were presented by the Netherlands’ Defence Material Organization and field-tested by RNLA troops.

“We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to continue to provide the RNLA with advanced combat network capabilities, supporting them throughout their soldier modernization program,” Haim Delmar, General Manager of Elbit Systems C4I & Cyber, said.

The second contract, worth approximately $15 million, is for the first-time delivery of XACT nv32 micro night vision monocular systems for the Dutch armed forces. The initial contract will be performed over a period of two-years, with the potential for additional follow-on orders over a period of seven-years.

The XACT nv32 comes with a flip-up head/helmet adapter and provides high resolution images under adverse conditions while minimizing line-of-sight deviation and is suitable for mounted and dismounted soldiers. The XACT product family is already operational with a number of NATO countries, including Germany, as well as with the Israeli and the Australian Armed Forces.