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Elbit Systems UK to Deliver the Future Dismounted Joint Fires Integrator System to the British Armed Forces

21 January 2021

Elbit Systems UK to Deliver the Future Dismounted Joint Fires Integrator System to the British Armed Forces

London, UK, 21 January 2021 – Elbit Systems UK announced today that it was awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence valued at approximately £100 million (approximately US$134 million) to provide the British Armed Forces with Dismounted Joint Fires Integrators (“D-JFI”) for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Fire Support Teams. The contract will be performed over a five-year period.

The D-JFI to be provided by Elbit Systems UK, is a networked, passive and active target acquisition solution that acquires, generates and communicates target information to effector systems for effective engagement of joint precision and non-precision fires. The solution is empowered by Artificial Intelligence and will interface with the radio communication systems of the British Army, Royal Air Force, and Royal Marines. The D-JFI solution draws on the Company’s operational experience in providing dismounted network combat solutions. It integrates several of its technologies, including: the TORCH-XTM Battle Management Application; the HattorixTM system for undetectable generation of high-precision targets, the CORAL Multi-Spectral electro-optical payload for enhanced target acquisition in day and night and the powerful RattlerTM XR laser designator. The D-JFI will enable fast and secured transition of target information across the British and Allied Armed Forces, allowing swift and accurate utilization of artillery and close air support. 

Elbit Systems UK employs a highly-skilled team of engineers to lead the integration of this technology addressing the requirements for UK sovereignty and freedom of action. The D-JFI programme will create and support the growth of the workforce of Elbit Systems in the UK and its supply chain.

This latest contract further strengthens the Company’s position in supporting the UK Army’s digitisation efforts following the awards of the Battlefield Management Application programme in 2018, the Joint Fires Mobile Trainer and the Joint Fires Synthetic Training contract in 2019.

Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK, said: “The UK is a significant market for Elbit Systems and the Company intends to continue with its efforts to support the British Armed Forces and expand the cooperation with the UK industry. The systems to be supplied by Elbit Systems UK represent our commitment to continuously provide the most advanced technology to those on the frontline. The adaptability to multi-domain warfare is a core part of Elbit Systems UK’s offering, combining brand-new hardware and proven-software systems. This continual evolution provides the cross-force adaptability which is vital for successful contemporary warfare. At its heart, D-JFI will provide operational advantage to the British Armed Forces in an increasingly technological battlefield.”

Defence Procurement Minister Jeremy Quin said:

“This contract with Elbit Systems UK not only delivers the very latest in battlefield technology to our frontline soldiers, but also invests in the British defence industry, sustaining more than 500 jobs across the UK.”

DJFI soldier close up
DJFI soldier
DJFI

About Elbit Systems UK

Elbit Systems UK Ltd. holds four wholly-owned subsidiaries as well as two joint ventures. In total, over 500 personnel are employed by the Elbit Systems UK companies in the UK, in high tech roles in the defence, aerospace and rail sectors. The two joint ventures were formed in order to deliver the Watchkeeper programme for the British Army and to supply and support three fleets of aircraft within the UK MOD Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme.


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