Elbit Systems Lands $200M Reconnaissance UAV Supply Contract With Switzerland

Elbit SystemsElbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) has received a potential four-year, $200 million contract to supply the Swiss air force with Hermes 900 Heavy Fuel Engine unmanned aerial systems.

The contract awarded by Switzerland’s defense, civil protection and sport department also covers the provision of a land-based segment for command, communications and control operations, Elbit Systems said Thursday.

The Hermes 900 UAV is designed to perform ground support, surveillance, reconnaissance, intelligence, maritime patrol and target acquisition missions.

The drone can fly for up to 36 hours with a maximum payload capacity of 350 kilograms.

“Switzerland is a very important market for Elbit Systems, and we are very proud of the DDPS’ decision to choose us as the supplier of the Hermes 900 HFE, ” said Bezhalel Machlis, president and CEO of Elbit Systems.

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