Weapons manufacturer Elbit is a major Israeli company supplying the Israeli Defence Force, with subsidiaries in the US, Australia and Brazil. Elbit’s drones patrol the wall around Palestine and the US-Mexico border. Elbit manufactures virtually every kind of weapon there is, from cannons to killer robots, including cannons capable of firing cluster bombs and white phosphorous munitions, used in Israeli attacks on Gaza and allegedly used on the people of Nduga in West Papua.
Elbit President Bezhalel Machlis
Elbit Systems Ltd.
Advanced Technology Center
P.O.B. 539, Haifa 3100401, Israel
Tel: +972 77 294 0000
Cluster bombs have been used by Israel in Lebanon and Syria. Elbit claimed in 2019 that they do not produce cluster bombs, however Elbit continues to produce artillery systems capable of launching cluster bombs.
Elbit’s ATMOS 155mm truck-mounted howitzer – cluster bomb capable
Elbit appears to have supplied Myanmar’s military with a range of weapons, including armed drones, both for the genocide against the Rohingya and in the suppression of the democracy protest movement.3
Customers include India and the Philippines, Chile and Colombia, along with the US – all countries where frequent abuses against civilians are reported, involving sophisticated weaponry and police or military collaboration. In February and March of 2021, Elbit announced major new sales of UAVs and tanks to ‘an unnamed SE Asian country’.
Elbit Hermes 900 killer drone, in use in the Philippines
Elbit Sabrah tanks, sold to an unnamed SE Asian country
1000 Elbit THOR spy drones have been sold to an unnamed SE Asian country
Elbit Systems of Australia Managing Director, Major General (ret’d) Paul McLachlan AO, CSC
Officially headquartered in Canberra, Elbit has major offices and weapons factories in Brisbane and Melbourne, with training staff also located at Commonwealth facilities in Townsville and Canungra (Qld); Duntroon (ACT); Puckapunyal and Wondonga (Vic).
Canberra: Head Office, Level 3, AMA House 42 Macquarie St Barton ACT
Melbourne: 235 Ingles St Port Melbourne VIC Phone : + 61 3 8644 1600
Brisbane: 562 Curtin Avenue East Eagle Farm QLD
Phone : + 61 3 8644 1600
Elbit’s Australian enabler, former Defence Minister and current Defence lobbyist Christopher Pyne holding a DroneShield weapon while he was still Defence Minister.
Pyne now represents DroneShield as a lobbyist. Pyne became a lobbyist for Elbit as soon as legally possible, after securing $89 million worth of contracts for Elbit while Australia’s Defence Minister. Pyne arranged a ‘meet the arms dealers’ do at Parliament House, spruiking Elbit weapons to sympathetic MPs. No Greens MPs were invited, however Lidia Thorpe and Jordan Steele John gate-crashed the event. Senator Steel John called it “one of the most egregious and sickening examples of the revolving door of former politicians becoming lobbyists for their big corporate mates that I have seen.”
In February 2021 Elbit Australia partnered with the Victorian government to launch a Victorian Research Centre of Excellence Artificial Intelligence, autonomy and robotics to “drive the research, development and commercialisation of defence technologies… Utilising specialist Australian engineers, Elbit’s new Port Melbourne-based Centre will work with Victorian universities and research organisations to foster collaboration within the innovation ecosystem, create new products and develop existing research discoveries into licensed products.” 4 Translated, this means using brilliant scientific minds to create new weapons for sale.
This is how Elbit sees human beings
Elbit sales to Indonesia for use in West Papua
Elbit-EOS T2000 turret
EOS CEO Ben Greene with then Defence Minister Christopher Pyne, launching the EOS-Elbit T2000 ‘turret with the works’ in 2019.
The EOS-Elbit T2000 ‘turret with the works’ was a proud collaboration between Australian company EOS and Elbit Systems Australia.
The ‘turret with the works’ has since been sold to Indonesia, for use on Czech Pandur tanks.
CEO Ben Greene promotes the T2000 as supporting a wide range of ‘lethality solutions’ and having ‘unprecedented firepower
Elbit-EOS T2000 turret installed on a Hanwha tank
Apache Aviator Integrated Helmet, to be paired with Boeing Apache attack helicopters.
In 2015 the Indonesian Air Force purchased 300 ‘AAIH’ from Elbit Systems America for $13.2 million USD. The Apache Aviator Integrated Helmet is a key component of the AH-64E’s Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS)-21 system for the Apache Guardian attack helicopter. Essentially it enables Apache crews to slave on-board guns and missiles to the helmet. Crews aim weapons simply by looking at targets.
Ares (Elbit’s Brazilian subsidiary) Cardom ‘Mekatronik’ Mortar
Sold to TNI Mechanics Battalions
The Cardom Mekatronic Mortar features ‘forward observer (FO) target acquisition sensors’ that can fire 16 mortars per minute with a range of up to 7km.
Elbit UT30MK2 unmanned turret
Elbit configurable unmanned turret, the UT30MK2
Sold to TNI
Contact this person if you have any questions about Elbit’s ‘brand’ : Elbit Australia Brand and Communications Manager Angela Harper +61 428 812 198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org