Elbit Systems a major supplier for Merkava Mk-4 tank

Elbit Systems; Subsidiary Elop supplying the tank's fire control, stabilized gun and turret electrical drive and battle management systems.

Defense systems supplier Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Elop Electro-Optics Industries, is a major supplier for the recently unveiled Israel Defense Forces Merkava Mk-4 tank.

Elop is supplying the fire control system, the stabilized gun and turret electrical drive system, and the battle management system on the tank.

Elbit Systems says the battle management system has a fast communication network, enabling the crew to plan missions and continuously update situation awareness. Elop also supplied an advanced warning system against laser-guided threats, and a life support system to improve crew protection against nuclear, biological and chemical threats.

Published by Globes [online] - www.globes.co.il - on 16 July, 2002

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