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Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded a contract to supply SEAGULL™ Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) to the Navy of a country in Asia-Pacific. The contract will be performed over a 17-month period.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will provide SEAGULL USVs that are specifically configured to perform Mine Counter Measures (MCM) missions while facilitating the option to add technology modules needed for Anti-Submarine Warfare. The USVs to be supplied will integrate Side-Scan and Forward-Looking sonars in addition to Mine Identification and Destruction Remotely Operated Vehicles. The USVs also will be equipped with the Company’s autonomous suite, Combat Management System and Satellite Communication capability.

The SEAGULLs will enable the customer’s Navy to execute end-to-end MCM operations, handling bottom, moored and drifting sea mines. The USV offers an endurance of four days, sea-keeping missions of up to Sea-State 5 and the flexibility to control several vessels from the same Mission Control System.

Jack Richardson