Elbit Systems Ltd. and CN ROMARM S.A, through its subsidiary S Uzina Automecanica Moreni S.A. (UAM), have announced a cooperation agreement between the two companies in the field of artillery production.
As part of the agreement, the parties will establish a Romanian Artillery Center, with the participation of additional local companies to enhance the domestic industrial base, generate additional employment opportunities and establish a strong foundation for sovereign artillery production in Romania.
Elbit systems, a global leader in artillery gun systems and heavy turrets, has proven its business model through its 25-year commitment to the Romanian market. Our battle proven solution can be further developed with ROMARM through UAM production capabilities and transform Romania into our artillery hub for the region. By working together with ROMARM, we aim to position ourselves as a strategic supplier not only to the Romanian Land Forces, but also to the entire European market.
Udi Vered, General Manager, Elbit Systems Land
The partners are considering additional potential Romanian companies for participantion in the center of excellence including: ELMET International SRL, Bacau, a manufacturer of Electronic Cables and Mechanical subsystems; IOR Optics Company Bucharest, a producer of military and civilian-grade optics; Simultec SRL, a supplier of operational and tactical trainers and simulators for defence; Systematic, to supply and support the Tactical Communications Network, Fire Support software and C4I applications.
The success of this partnership should generate new employment opportunities in Romania, supported by the growing demand for 155mm Howitzers from the Romanian military and other NATO and EU countries.
UAM is a specialized company for designing, fabrication and maintenance of armored vehicles since 1958, with over 15000 vehicles delivered to Romanian Ministery of Defence, Norh of Africa or South East. As National Centre for Maintenance, UAM is looking at extending its list of products and new technologies in order to answer for the new challenges that the region is facing. In this respect, production of ATMOS Advanced Mobile Howitzers with ELBIT Systems is a great opportunity.
Corneliu Vişoianu, General Manager, Uzina Automecanica Moreni S.A.(UAM)
Elbit Systems has been working in Romania for decades, owning two local companies – ELMET, the largest defence exporter in Romania, and Simultec, Training and Simulators Company.