Subsidiary Ares Aerospacial of Elbit Systems will supply remotely operated turret to Brazilian Army 10901171

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Subsidiary Ares Aerospacial of Elbit Systems will supply remotely operated turret to Brazilian Army.
Israeli Company, Elbit Systems Ltd. announced January 8, 2017, that a Brazilian subsidiary, Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa S.A. ("Ares"), was awarded a framework contract, in a total value of approximately $100 million, to supply 12.7/7.62 mm Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS) to the Brazilian Army.
     
Israeli Company, Elbit Systems Ltd. announced January 8, 2017, that a Brazilian subsidiary, Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa S.A. ("Ares"), was awarded a framework contract, in a total value of approximately $100 million, to supply 12.7/7.62 mm Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS) to the Brazilian Army. REMAX Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) armed with a 12.7mm machine gun
     

The contract includes associated equipment and services. The RCWS, named REMAX, will be supplied over a five-year period. An initial production order, valued at approximately $7.5 million, has been received.

Specifically designed by Ares to meet Brazilian Army requirements as part of the VBTP program, Ares' REMAX systems have been successfully tested and fielded in Brazilian Army Guarani 6X6 vehicles. The REMAX is a remote controlled weapon station, fully stabilized, for 12.7 mm and 7.62 mm machine guns, designed under the requirements of the Brazilian Army.

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems said: "Brazil is a very important market for Elbit Systems and we are pleased to be awarded a follow-on contract for the supply of REMAX to the Brazilian Army, attesting to the customer's satisfaction from the previous award. We have witnessed a growing demand for RCWS all over the world and we trust that further customers will follow and acquire our advanced and mature weapon stations".

The Guarani is the new armoured vehicle personnel carrier ordered by the Brazilian army. The Guarani was designed by the company Italian Company Iveco Defence Vehicles.
     
 

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