Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems has entered into a contract worth 170 million U.S. dollars to build the Swedish army’s digitization program, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
Elbit thus became an “integration partner” for the Swedish Armed Forces’ plan.
Under the deal, Elbit will integrate, install, maintain, and upgrade command and control systems on a variety of platforms, including command posts, vehicles, and dismounted systems, the statement noted.
The work will take place at the Elbit subsidiary’s facilities in Sweden in an effort to increase local footprint by hiring dozens of system engineers and technicians over the next few years, it noted.
The new contract joins a previous deal that Elbit signed in January of this year with the Swedish army for the supply of mobile communication shelters for about 48 million dollars.