The United States Army has awarded Elbit Systems of America a contract to produce Next Generation Hubs (NGH).
Under the five-year fixed-price Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract, Elbit will produce 33,000 NGH’s for dismounted soldiers, providing integrated data and power distribution in a light wearable, and reliable package.
Orders for first article test units and production units were received. All ordered production units are expected to be delivered by November 2024, and work on the hubs will be done out of the company’s Fort Worth, Texas facility.
Elbit America President and CEO Raanan Horowitz, said: “Elbit America is a key soldier systems integrator. Our team understands the critical balance of equipping soldiers with wearable solutions that enhance operations, while keeping solutions powerful and lightweight. The Next Generation Hub is one more example of our company’s commitment to providing utility in form factors that are compact, yet robust.”
The NGH is a rugged Universal Serial Bus (USB) that links and powers soldiers’ various wearable solutions, as part of the US Army’s Nett Warrior (NW) program. The NW systems are designed to provide situational awareness to infantry combat leaders, while keeping them connected to Brigade Combat Teams with computer processing, data storage, user display, and navigation.
Elbit America’s Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B), supplied to the US Army since 2020, complements the NW equipment portfolio by bringing augmented reality to life.
“The Next Generation Hub award is another example of how Elbit America can help spur effectiveness and integration throughout the dismounted soldier’s kit. We’re honored to continue our partnership with the US Army by providing the Next Generation Hub for our nation’s soldiers,” said Elbit America Vice President & General Manager of Night Vision Erik Fox.