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HAIFA, Israel, October 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. reported that its joint venture company with Thales UK, UAV Tactical Systems Limited (U-TacS) was awarded by Thales UK a £317million order (more than
U-TacS will execute significant portions of the WATCHKEEPER Program for Thales UK, the WATCHKEEPER prime contractor.
The majority of U-TacS' activity will be executed in the UK with a significant amount of its work subcontracted to small- and medium-sized enterprises across the UK. Elbit Systems is U-TacS' largest subcontractor with approximately one third this contract's value.
U-TacS is expected to employ, during the initial stages, dozens of workers, most of whom will be recruited locally. U-TacS is currently in the process of establishing its facilities in Leicester, UK.
In addition to executing the WATCHKEEPER Program, Elbit Systems and Thales have agreed to jointly market tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) projects in other countries worldwide.