ELTA North America has been awarded a contract through the Air Force for adaptive anti-drone equipment.

Under the undefinitized contract action, not to exceed $39.2 million, ELTA will provide “counter-unmanned aerial systems in support of U.S. Strategic Command joint emergent operational needs,” according to the Department of Defense contract announcement.

The detection and disruption mechanisms would cause a hostile UAS to crash or be confused and return to its base.

The USSTRATCOM work will be performed at the Annapolis Junction, Maryland, headquarters of ELTA, a Israel Aerospace Industries subsidiary. The estimated completion date is March 2018. The contract was awarded by Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.