Elbit Systems has opened an office in Berlin, Germany.
Following more than a decade of successful activities in Germany, focusing on the development of a technological, industrial and commercial base, Elbit Systems office in Berlin will enhance the companys growing activity in the market.
The acquisition in 2004 of the long-time provider to the German Defence Forces, Telefunken Racoms, and the strong relationships with leading local German defense industries, have placed Elbit Systems operations in Germany on a sound foundation that combines knowledge transfer and industrial capabilities.
The companys presence in the market enables it to successfully engage in several programs for the German defense forces, including: supplying a variety of tactical radio systems, providing advanced electro-optic systems for infantry soldiers, and together with DIEHL BGT Defense, developing and supplying directional infra-red countermeasure (DIRCM) systems for Airbus A400M military transport aircraft.
Ran Kril, Executive VP for International Marketing & Business Development at Elbit Systems, said, Germany is a key market and is significant to Elbit Systems continuous growth and growing presence in Europe. We appreciate the challenge and opportunity of developing and supplying operationally proven solutions to one of the worlds most advanced defense forces. We intend to leverage our extensive experience in providing robust, precise, networked solutions to leading defense forces in order to further contribute to the German defense forces and to the German economy.
Elbit Systems has been consistently expanding its operations in key European markets, as part of the companys long-term strategy. Examples of recent European programs include the UK Military Flight Training System, the Benelux Smart Vest program, the Swiss Unmanned Aircraft Systems program, providing self-protection systems for NATOs A330 fleet and providing a European country with an array of electronic warfare and signal intelligence systems.