ELBIT AND ADI TEAM FOR AUSTRALIAN JP 129 UAV REQUIREMENT
25 Nov 03. Elbit Systems has signed a teaming agreement with ADI Limited, a major Australian defense company, to bid for the Australian Department of Defense’s JP 129 contract for the supply of tactical unmanned airborne vehicles (TUAV). The JP 129 project is designed to provide the Australian Army with an airborne surveillance system for use in land operations and holds important potential for future UAV related business in Australia.
Elbit Systems, with its wide range of proven TUAVs of various sizes and different capabilities, using a common ground control and data management facility, brings to the team its class-leading Hermes advanced unmanned airborne vehicles and ground control stations. ADI provides the capability to integrate Elbit’s TUAV system into the Australian
operational environment through the use of mission system products and a deep understanding of the customer’s performance requirements.
The ADI-Elbit solution will deliver a significant increase in the range of information available to the Australian Defense Forces and will ensure that it can be disseminated to all who need that information.
“The ADI and Elbit Systems team represents an excellent blend of experience and capabilities and we are intent on providing the customer with a low risk, high performance solution,” ADI Managing Director Mr. Lucio Di Bartolomeo said.
“A key advantage for the team is the proven operational experience of Elbit’s TUAV system with the Israeli Defense Forces. The team will also benefit from ADI’s experience on the Air 87 project won by Australian Aerospace for the Australian Army,” Mr. Di Bartolomeo added.