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Elbit Systems gets $290 mln Asia-Pacific tank upgrade deal

JERUSALEM, March 20 (Reuters) - Israeli defence electronics company Elbit Systems said on Thursday it won a $290 million contract from a customer in the Asia-Pacific region to perform a tank upgrade programme.

The upgrade will be done over three years and provide the tanks with night operation capabilities by the supply of a variety of advanced systems, such as gunner sights and control systems, Elbit said.

(Reporting by Steven Scheer)