Elbit Systems has been awarded an approximately $24 million contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MOD) to supply new vehicular tactical computers to the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA), the company announced Jan. 6.
Under the contract, which will be performed over a 30-months period, Elbit Systems will equip various RNLA vehicular platforms with its seventh generation Enhanced Tactical Computers (ETC) MK7 replacing legacy ETCs that were provided by the company to the service over a decade ago. The new ETCs provide enhanced and more robust Command and Control (C2) and tactical data processing capabilities, improved security for processing and storage of secured mission information, as well as solid growth path for advanced C2 applications.
Haim Delmar, General Manager of Elbit Systems C4I & Cyber, said: “We are pleased with our continuous involvement in digitization programs of the RNLA. We see the Netherlands as a key market for Elbit Systems and intend to continue our partnership with the Dutch MOD and strengthen our local industrial cooperation and investment.”
Elbit Systems’ series of Enhanced Tactical Computers (ETCs) provides innovative command and control (C2) capabilities and tactical data dissemination for multiple operational scenarios. Designed for use by infantry, Special Forces and command personnel, these computers are deployed on a wide range of platforms including tanks, artillery and armored personnel carriers (APC), as well as wheeled and tracked combat vehicles.