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Elbit Systems awarded $200 million drones contract from Switzerland

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Elbit Systems was awarded an approximately $200 million contract from the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS).

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The contract is for the supply of Hermes 900 HFE (Heavy Fuel Engine) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and an advanced ground segment for command, control and communications.

The contract, to be performed over a four-year period, follows the DDPS June 2014 announcement about Elbit Systems selection as the preferred supplier for the UAS 15 new reconnaissance drone program.

The Hermes 900 HFE system, to be supplied to the Swiss Air Force, is an advanced adverse-weather unarmed reconnaissance UAS, offering improved operational capabilities.


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