Elbit Systems of America, LLC, and the Logistic Center Woensdrecht (Netherlands Ministry of Defense) celebrated the signing of the partnership between the two organizations in a ceremony today at Volkel Airbase the Netherlands, officiated by the Netherlands Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschae. This partnership marks the official commencement of an agreement and work share cooperation intended to foster growth of the Logistic Center Woensdrecht and Elbit Systems of America and grow current support capability for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) and other countries.
The Elbit Systems of America and Logistic Center Woenstrecht partnership is focused on improving support of the RNLAF fleet as well as broadening regional Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) activities with other OEMs to support military and civilian aircraft in Europe. From the Logistics Center Woensdrecht, Elbit Systems of America will be positioned to further support the RNLAF fleet, while providing prompt avionics repair for various F-16 operators. An integral part of this enhanced regional support for military and civilian aircraft avionics is the increased involvement of the Dutch Industry, including Elbit Systems of America's existing relationships with Daedalus Aviation and Thales Netherlands.
The Logistic Center Woensdrecht is a defense agency and center of expertise for (air) weapon systems, communication systems, and mission support. The Logistic Center Woensdrecht provides logistics, system integration, maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade, and supports the operational users and other partners by creating synergy between its technical and logistical expertise, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Elbit Systems of America already provides support to the RNLAF fleet through a combination of Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contracts.
Source: Elbit Systems Ltd.
Date: Jun 27, 2013