Elbit Systems’ C4I & Cyber Division is to supply the Canadian Land Forces with its ELSAT 2100 satcom on-the-move (SOTM) system to provide a real-time broadband communication system, according to a 3 March company statement.
The system is to be provided under the Land Command Support System Life Extension (LCSS LE) programme, and Elbit Systems was contracted by Rheinmetall Canada Inc to provide this element of the project. Jane’s sources have suggested that the system will be installed on Canadian LAV 6.0 and Bison armoured fighting vehicles.
The upgrade would enable Canadian ground troops to “maintain long-range voice and data connectivity between mobile command vehicles, liaison elements, high-priority sensor vehicles, as well as tactical headquarters or command posts”, Elbit Systems said in a statement.
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