JERUSALEM, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems on Thursday announced two deals with the Swedish and U.S. armies, totaling 52 million U.S. dollars.
The first deal, worth 23 million dollars, includes the supply of Elbit's E-LynX software defined radios (SDRs) for the Swedish Armed Forces. This system was previously selected by several armed forces across Europe including Switzerland and Spain.
Under the second deal, worth 29 million U.S. dollars, Elbit will upgrade the U.S. army helicopter units' night vision imaging systems.
Elbit will replace the existing green image intensification system on the U.S. army helicopters, with high performance white phosphor image intensifier tubes. White phosphor will enhance the imaging system as it presents visuals in black and white detail, which may appear more natural to the eyes.
The new image intensification tubes will also provide better contrast, along with high image resolution at greater distance for pilots, Elbit said.
Elbit Systems, founded in 1966 and based in the Israeli city of Haifa, develops and supplies airborne, land and naval systems and products for defense, homeland security and commercial applications.