Elbit Systems has completed acceptance tests for the combat suites installed on the Hellenic Coast Guard’s new patrol vessels, the company announced on 26 April.

Cantiere Navale Vittoria contracted Elbit Systems in 2019 to supply combat suites and conduct systems integration for the vessels. The acceptance tests were conducted in the Aegean and included integration-level tests of the combat systems and subsystems, as well as live firing tests from the Remote-Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS).

The systems supplied and integrated by the company include SPECTRO XR electro-optical (EO) payloads, radars, navigation systems, warship automatic identification system (W-AIS) and RCWS, with full integration into a C2 software environment. The combat suite is designed to support future ‘plug and play’ integration of aerial and surface unmanned systems, which will enable expansion of the vessels’ operational envelope far beyond line-of-sight.

Its broad portfolio of maritime capabilities, including EW, sonars, EO and combat management systems, autonomous platforms and weapon systems, enables Elbit Systems to provide navies with enhanced situational awareness and deterrence capabilities, as well as integrated combat suites for new and in-service vessels.

Elbit Systems has completed acceptance tests for the HCG’s new patrol vessels’ combat suites. (Photo: Elbit Systems)

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