Elbit Systems of America: Ready to Deliver the H-60L Cockpit

FORT WORTH, Texas, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

For the past two decades, Elbit Systems of America engineers and manufacturing personnel have been developing, producing and supporting sophisticated avionic systems for many advanced aircraft such as the AH-64E, V-22, F/A-18 E/F and the F-35.  Now, in support of the US Army's H-60L digital cockpit upgrade, Elbit Systems of America is leveraging its Fort Worth, Texas based systems integration capabilities and experience to offer an effective and affordable solution to improve the aircraft operational capabilities and extend its lifespan.

The average aircraft in the US Army's Black Hawk fleet is 23 years old. The older aircrafts' on-board systems operate independently of one another without sharing mission-critical information. Elbit Systems of America is a proven avionics supplier for the US Army, fielding mission equipment packages including advanced mission processing, improved data modems, helmet-mounted display systems, multifunction displays, and communication systems.  Using scalable, open systems architecture Elbit Systems of America's helicopter upgrade solutions enable complete systems integration, resulting in a faster relay of information to pilots and crew, reduced pilot workload, and increased battlefield situational awareness.

As the US Army looks to upgrade the H-60L Black Hawk, Elbit Systems of America's systems integration solution will apply the knowledge acquired from supporting thousands of the Army's aviation platforms.

"Elbit Systems of America has extensive experience in this community. We know Army Aviation very well," said Kelly Dameron, Vice President, Airborne Solutions. "Our global footprint, extending from our headquarters in Texas, supports Army aircraft around the world, allowing us to bring proven solutions to the H-60L Black Hawk program on time and on budget.  We have a large engineering team already dedicated to integrating and testing our H-60L cockpit solution which is based on proven and fielded US Army aviation products."

Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems of America's President and CEO states, "We are well aware of the Army's schedule to convert its Black Hawk cockpits. A significant portion of our workforce is already engaged in developing, producing, and supporting advanced avionic solutions for attack and utility helicopters used by the US Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy.  Our Fort Worth based team is ready to meet the schedule of the H-60L digitization program with a low-risk, best value solution."

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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