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22 Sep 22. Elbit Systems UK selected to provide Laser Warning Systems for Challenger 3 Tank.
Elbit Systems UK has been selected by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) to provide the Elbit Laser Warning System (ELAWS) as part of the Challenger 3 (CR3) Programme.
Elbit Systems UK will supply 150 ELAWS providing UK MOD personnel with accurate warnings to support effective and timely responses to laser-guided threats. The ELAWS is a widely operational and proven system, with products in the family currently being delivered into other Armoured Fighting Vehicle programmes for UK MOD and also for other international customers.
Providing 360° threat coverage, ELAWS is capable of detecting, categorising and accurately pinpointing laser sources such as range finders, Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, target designators and infrared illuminators. It can also seamlessly integrate with a wide array of countermeasures.
Throughout the CR3 Programme, Elbit Systems UK will work closely with RBSL to fully deliver the requirements of MOD and the Armed Forces, building on the work conducted during the previous Programme Assessment phases. This contract represents a significant step, not only in the development of UK defence capabilities and investment in the supply chain, but also in the fostering of UK skills through the transfer of cutting-edge technology.
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK said:
“We have a proven track record of supporting advanced capabilities for our Armed Forces, and expertise in providing high technology protection systems for armoured vehicles. We are committed to ensuring that UK Armed Forces personnel are suitably equipped and protected from a constantly evolving range of threats, and we will continue to support all phases of this programme from a number of our sites across the UK.”
21 Sep 22. RAFAEL UK is presenting a portfolio of life saving defence systems and technologies at DVD 2022. With a pedigree of over 70 years in delivering state-of-the-art, combat proven systems to customers around the world, RAFAEL’s solutions rely on cutting edge technological innovations that have prevailed in the most complex battlefields.
RAFAEL UK’s showcase will feature the TROPHY APS, the world’s only active protective system that has saved lives on the battle field. The TROPHY APS was chosen by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) as the solution for its Challanger-3 MBT. The showcase will also feature air defence solutions like the DRONE DOME Counter UAS, already used by the UK MoD. Additionally, the MIC4AD Command and Control Air Defence deployed in the GBAD programme by the British Armed Forces will be displayed, as well as the SKY SPOTTER — the only deployed passive EO solution for early warning against incoming ballistic threats will be displayed.
These systems amongst other technologies featured will provide an up-close look at RAFAEL UK’s portfolio of combat-proven systems that can bolster the defence of British assets around the world.
Blighter Surveillance Systems is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of best-in-class electronic-scanning ground-based radars, surveillance solutions and Counter-UAS systems. Blighter’s solid-state micro-Doppler products are deployed in more than 35 countries across the globe, delivering consistent all-weather security protection and wide area surveillance along borders, coastlines, at military bases and across critical infrastructure such as airports, oil and gas facilities and palaces. Blighter radars are also used to protect manoeuvre force missions when deployed on military land vehicles and trailers, and its world-beating multi-mode radar represents a great leap in threat detection technology and affordability for use in a variety of scenarios.
The Blighter range of radar products are used for detecting a variety of threats, from individuals on foot to land vehicles, boats, drones and low-flying aircraft at ranges of up to 32 km. Blighter Surveillance Systems employs 40 people and is located near Cambridge, UK, where it designs, produces and markets its range of unique patented solid-state radars. Blighter prides itself on being an engineer-led business committed to providing cost-effective and flexible solutions across the defence, critical infrastructure and national security markets.