Elbit Systems of America Delivering SATCOM Amplifiers for Army Aviation

FORT WORTH, Texas, October 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Earlier this year, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., was awarded a contract for TC-100L amplifiers as part of a weight reduction initiative for the US Army's OH-58 Kiowa Warrior. Deliveries of the TC-100L SATCOM amplifiers are scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013.  

With a team of experienced engineers and a highly qualified work force, Elbit Systems of America designs, manufactures, and maintains their advanced communications amplifier product line in Fort Worth, Texas, delivering hundreds of high power amplifiers to the US Navy, Air Force, and Army each year. Since 2010, on an existing Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with the Army's Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, Elbit has delivered over 300 TC-100D SATCOM amplifiers for the Army's Special Operations rotary wing platforms.

"Elbit Systems of America has years of experience providing integrated solutions for the Army's rotary-wing fleet, which includes the OH-58, AH-64, CH-47, and the UH-60. Our engineers understand the importance of designing to solve size and weight challenges," says Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. "If it is a concern for the pilot, it is a concern for us. We are committed to providing advanced and reliable communications technology in small, lightweight, compact enclosures to meet the needs of our Army Aviators."

Recognizing the need to add capability while minimizing platform weight, Elbit also developed a dual-channel communications amplifier that supports the Army's legacy (ARC-201) radios along with the new Joint Tactical Radio System's (JTRS) airborne radios running SRW & WNW waveforms.  Elbit's dual-channel avionic amplifier is smaller and lighter than the Army's current IFM amplifier and provides additional JTRS capability, allowing the Army to field new technology, maintain current capability, and reduce platform weight.

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical instrumentation markets.  With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States.  Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of military and commercial aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current fact.  Forward Looking Statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions.  Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict.  Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings.  The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Contact: Shari Clarkson, +1-682-286-2363, sharon.clarkson@elbitsystems-us.com

 


SOURCE Elbit Systems of America




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