Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract, valued at $338 million (€276 million) to supply its E-LynX software-defined radio (SDR) solution to the Swiss Armed Forces, the company revealed on 17 December.

To be performed over a six-year period, the contract calls for Elbit Systems to supply an army-wide tactical mobile SDR network solution under the Telecommunications Armed Forces (TK A) digitszation programme, Ersa mob Komm. The award follows a three-year period of intensive competitive test and evaluation and the solution to be provided is based on the E-LynX family of open architecture SDR, enabling fast, reliable and secure communication across the Swiss armed forces. The network solution incorporates advanced waveforms and includes the SMARTmr routing solution, as well as vehicular intercom.

Switzerland is a strategic market for us, and we will continue with our efforts to support the Swiss armed forces and expand our cooperation with the Swiss industry. This contract award underlines the growing recognition by European armed forces of the E-LynX mobile SDR solution as the favored enabler for advanced military mobile networking and digitisation,” commented Haim Delmar, General Manager of Elbit Systems C4I and Cyber.

E-LynX SDR in various form factors will be delivered to the Swiss armed forces over the next six years. (Photo: Elbit Systems)

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