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March 26, 2014 3:52 pm

Israel’s Elbit Wins UAV Contract for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

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Elbit Systems Hermes 900 UAV. Photo: Elbit Systems.

Elbit Systems Hermes 900 UAV. Photo: Elbit Systems.

Israeli defense manufacturer Elbit Systems won a contract from the Brazilian Air Force to supply a Hermes 900 UAV for use during the 2014 FIFA World Cup games to be hosted by Brazil, Israel’s Globes business daily reported on Wednesday.

The UAV, which will be delivered in two months, will be used for safety and security missions and will be equipped with a new intelligence gathering system to be used during the games.

Globes said the Brazilian Air Force will operate the Hermes 900 with its fleet of Hermes 450s and Elbit Systems’s Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Systemas SA, will supply the Brazilian Air Force with technical and engineering support and maintenance of the UAV.


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