Elbit Systems Awarded Israeli Ministry of Defense Contract to Supply Airborne Electronic Warfare Systems Valued at Approximately $70 Million

The Systems, Developed and Manufactured by Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra, Will be Installed on Board all Types of Israeli Air Force Fighter Jets

Dec 28, 2015, 02:59 ET from Elbit Systems Ltd.

HAIFA, Israel, December 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems"), announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Directorate of Production and Procurement of the Israeli Ministry of Defense ("IMOD") valued at approximately $70 million for the supply of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems. The systems, developed and manufactured by Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Ltd., to be delivered over a 5-year period, will be installed on board all types of Israeli Air Force fighter jets.

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented: "We are proud to provide the Israeli Air Force, recognized as one of the world's most advanced air forces, advanced EW systems, covering the full range of fighter jets, and we trust that this win will further enhance our position as one of the world's leading EW manufacturers. The modern global air combat arena is extremely challenging, and pilots are facing many new threats. Our systems provide a solution to a wide variety of current and future threats, and we hope that other customers will follow the IMOD and the Israeli Air Force and select our EW systems."

About Elbit Systems 

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

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