Elbit Systems to supply Far Eastern country ATMOS autonomous artillery system howitzer 1410122


Defense Industry News - Elbit Systems

Sunday, October 14, 2012, 01:45 PM
Elbit Systems to supply Far Eastern country with ATMOS autonomous artillery system howitzer.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT ("Elbit Systems"), announced Sunday, October 14, 2012, that it was awarded two contracts from a Far Eastern country to supply defense and artillery ATMOS systems at a total value of approximately $50 million.


Under the first contract, Elbit Systems will supply the country’s Artillery Corps the ATMOS autonomous artillery system, for approximately $30 million, to be supplied within three years. The system, mounted on various wheeled platforms, enhances mission flexibility, reaction speed and survivability of both the crew and the system.

The ATMOS is wheeled self-propelled howitzer truck, with on the rear part a Soltam Systems 155mm/52 calibre towed TIG 2000 system. ATMOS has been developed by the Israeli Company Soltam Systems as a private venture. Now Soltam is a subdivision of the Israeli Company Elbit Systems.

Under the second contract Elbit Systems will supply the country’s Armed Forces with personal radio systems, for approximately $20 million, which will be supplied within a year.