Elbit Systems

Last updated 19 May 2021

Elbit is Israel’s largest arms producer. Its portfolio includes systems for military aircraft and helicopters, drones, armed remote control boats, land vehicles and for command and control.

Elbit describes its drones as “the backbone” of Israel’s drone fleet and states that they are “in service with numerous military and security users worldwide”.

Profiles of Elbit Systems are available:

Border militarisation

The company is heavily engaged in the militarisation of borders worldwide. It has electronically controlled walls and borders in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since 2002, and this experience has enabled the company to become a leader in border surveillance technologies.

The EU border force has awarded contacts to companies including Elbit to surveil the Mediterannean, and the UK is using Elbit drones to watch for migrants crossing the Channel. In the US, Elbit is constructing scores of surveillance towers in the borderlands.

Elbit in the UK

Elbit has four subsidiaries in the UK:

  • UAV Engines
  • Instro Precision
  • Ferranti Technologies
  • Elite KL

and two joint ventures: one with Thales – U-TacS, and one with KBR – Affinity


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