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Israel-based defense electronics company Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract from Energean for a security solution for the Karish and Tanin FPSO.Elbit Systems said on Monday that it had been awarded a $15 million contract from Energean Israel Ltd., a subsidiary of Energean Oil and Gas, to supply a comprehensive solution for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Karish and Tanin gas fields offshore Israel.According to the company, the contract will be performed over an approximately two-year period, with warranty and logistic support continuing for an additional ten years.The technological suite which will be supplied by the company’s subsidiary, Elbit Security Systems Ltd., includes a wide range of sensors, among them electro-optic systems, radars, sonars, a command and control center as well as equipping rapid interception boats with a dedicated suite of sensors.The security solution will enable to detect and identify both surface and underwater threats and will assist security teams to respond efficiently.Elad Aharonson, general manager of Elbit Systems’ intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) division, said: “Providing security to assets located in countries’ exclusive economic zones demands sophisticated technological and operational capabilities.“Having been selected by Energean to provide the security suite for their Karish-Tanin gas fields’ FPSO platform, is a testament to our competitive advantage in this area.”
Press Association Bad weather has forced the final round to be concluded on Monday, with Casey and Poulter out in front on seven under par after nine and seven holes respectively. American Patrick Reed is one shot back after seven holes, Scotland’s Russell Knox is among a cluster of players on four under, while Saturday’s overnight leader Padraig Harrington still has a chance despite dropping back. English pair Paul Casey and Ian Poulter both have an excellent chance to end their long wait for a PGA Tour title as they hold the joint lead at the Honda Classic. It was Poulter who surged into the outright lead after 54 holes – the first time he has ever done so on the PGA Tour – by three shots. The 39-year-old Ryder Cup star – who won the last of his two PGA Tour titles in 2012, with his first coming five years ago when he beat Casey to the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship – recorded four birdies in a third-round 66. But having made just one bogey in his last 40 holes, Poulter dropped back at the fifth hole of his final round as a shanked tee shot into the water led to a double bogey five. He was then in the drink again on his next hole for a bogey yet he recovered on the seventh by driving his tee shot to within three feet for birdie and move level with Casey, who was in blistering form in his final round. The 37-year-old, whose only PGA Tour triumph was at the Shell Houston Open in 2009, was six shots adrift of his countryman after a third-round 68, but propelled himself into contention with birdies at three of his first four holes in the late afternoon. He then ended his day with a good approach to six feet before rolling in for yet another birdie as darkness approached at Palm Beach. Poulter and Casey’s team-mate at the 2004 and 2008 Ryder Cups, Harrington, dropped back to three under after a forgettable day. A third-round 71 did not ruin his chances but he is currently three over after seven holes.