Elbit Systems UK has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence 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 and is valued at approximately £100 million.
“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.”
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.”