Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Oct. 21 that Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems has been awarded a $17.5 million contract by Boeing to redesign and upgrade the Apache Block III AH-64D Mission Processor over a five-year period.
The Mission Processor will provide the Apache Block III avionics and mission equipment with the ability to perform sophisticated “networking” and on-board computing tasks and will allow the Apache Block III aircraft to more easily accommodate emerging capabilities.
“The Elbit Systems of America Mission Processor lies at the heart of the Apache Block III Attack Helicopter and provides Boeing and its U.S. Army customer unparalleled computing power and capabilities,” said Raanan Horowitz, president and CEO of Elbit Systms of America. “The refresh and upgrade program will ensure that the Apache takes advantage of the latest processing technology available. We are pleased to be a part of this important program and look forward to working closely with both Boeing and the U.S. Army to provide continued technological dominance to the war fighter.”