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Elbit's systems helmet is part of its inventory for avionics upgrades.

Haifa-based Elbit Systems won an $88 million from an unnamed Asian country for various projects, most of them for an F-5 aircraft avionics upgrade program and the supply of electro-optic and communications systems, Elbit announced Wednesday.

The F-5 fighter jet has been in operation for more than 40 years four decades, and is used by a large number of countries, including the United States, Switzerland, Norway and Brazil.


Former F-5 upgrades by Elbit have included advanced glass cockpits featuring three-color displays and operational capabilities, the DASH IV Helmet, weapon delivery and navigation systems, electronic warfare suites, radars, flight simulators and ground support equipment.

”Asia-Pacific is a very important market for Elbit Systems,” said Elbit Systems president and CEO Bezalel (Butzi) Machlis. “We have witnessed a growing demand for upgrades of this nature, and we trust that further customers will follow, benefiting from a mature aircraft upgraded with market leading technologies”.



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