European state buys Israeli ground intelligence system

Israel’s Elbit systems announced this week that a European state, which was not named, purchased an array of ground electronic intelligence capabilities worth 390 million dollars.

The system will include communications and command and control solutions, the defense company said.

“As in other projects, we once again are providing the customer with a unique intelligence solution, based on cutting-edge technologies, operational know-how and experiene, ” Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems said.

Elbit did not reveal if the system was designed for homeland security or military use, and whether the client was located in eastern or western Europe.

Knowing the identity of the client would have provided indicators on the intended usage of these advanced intelligence capabilities.

Either way, the export of Israeli technology, designed to boost the gathering and managing of intelligence, to Europe looks set to continue.