Israeli firm Elbit supplying multi-layered array of drones to Southeast Asia army worth $153 million

Israeli company Elbit Systems Ltd. has announced that it secured a contract to supply a comprehensive, multi-layered array of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) worth $153 million to a Southeast Asian country.

Elbit said that under the contract it will supply a networked multi-layered UAS solution, including more than a thousand THOR Multi-Rotor Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) mini-UAS, scores of Skylark LEX, Skylark 3 and Hermes 450 tactical UAS as well as Universal Ground Control Stations.

“This contract award underlines our competitive edge as armies increasingly view multi-layered UAS solutions as key to providing superior intelligence while maintaining a high level of operational flexibility,” said Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems President & CEO.

The contract will be completed over a 22-month period, Elbit said.

While Elbit did not identify the country, MaxDefense Philippines noted that it has been reporting that the Philippine Army is getting several Tier 1, 2 and 3 UAS from Elbit Systems in a G2G deal between the Philippine and Israeli governments.

“US$153 million is approxiamately Php8 billion. Matches the Project ABC and Contract amount we posted on the Project Details above several months ago,” MaxDefense said.