Israel's Elbit Systems wins $65 mln Dutch follow-on contract

TEL AVIV, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems said on Sunday it won a $65 million follow-on contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defence to supply additional soldier systems to the armed forces of the Netherlands.

The contract will be carried out over two years.

Under this follow-on contract, Elbit Systems will supply additional wearable equipment consisting of soldier load carriage and protection systems.

As part of a Dutch programme for improved operational soldier systems, Elbit is providing the armed forces with radio systems, wearable computing units, command and control capabilities as well as vehicle systems. (Reporting by Tova Cohen Editing by Steven Scheer)