The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reached an initial operational capability (IOC) with its Emirates Command and Control System (ECCS) Land Tactical System (ELTS), for which Harris Corporation was awarded a two-year, USD189 million contract in September 2016 following a demonstration and a design phase. Subcontractors on the contract included Saab, Leonardo DRS, and Systematic.
The ELTS integrates numerous combat functions, including intelligence, situational awareness, weather conditions, tactical planning, and a common operational picture. It has been integrated on several combat vehicles and with a legacy tactical radio system from Thales.
The IOC phase equipped a single brigade of the UAE army, which Jane's understands is the Al Dhafra Brigade.
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