Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $15 million to provide Command and Control (C2) systems for the Tactical Reconnaissance System (TASYS) of the Swiss Armed Forces.
The contract, awarded by the Swiss Federal Office for Defense Procurement (armasuisse), will be performed over a three-year period.
Under the contract the Company will provide the reconnaissance battalions and forward observers of the Swiss Army with C2 systems that improve target acquisition, prioritizing and data dissemination capabilities and will enable the generation of a common operational picture, thereby facilitating rapid decision making and effective engagement.
The TASYS system will be mounted on a Mowag Eagle V 6×6 vehicle. armasuisse had earlier signed a contract with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS)-Mowag to procure 100 protected EAGLE 6×6 for the Swiss Army.
TASYS 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. The electro-optic/infra-red (EO/IR) sighting sensor used on the system is an L3Harris Technologies’ WESCAM MX-RSTA land sighting system.
For self-protection, the highly-mobile EAGLE V 6×6 TASYS is armored and equipped with a remotely controlled weapon station (RCWS). The vehicle offers sufficient payload reserves to allow for future improvements, such as the integration of additional sensors.
The EAGLE V 6×6 TASYS starts production in 2020 and will be fielded between 2023 and 2025.