Elbit Systems of America Showcases Advanced Solutions for Army Aircrew Readiness During Annual Army Aviation Association of America Conference and Expo

Apr 21, 2016, 09:18 ET from Elbit Systems of America, LLC

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

U.S. Army aircrews stand ready to fly tough missions in treacherous environments. Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a U.S. company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., provides solutions ranging from helmet mounted displays to next generation communications amplifiers that allow those aircrews the ability to perform missions more effectively and safely. Elbit Systems of America will showcase advanced aviator solutions during the Army Aviation Association of America's Annual Conference and Exposition, taking place in Atlanta, GA, April 28-30, 2016.

Army aircrews' unique mission requirements stretch not only an aircraft's performance, but each crew's operational capability. From combat missions to humanitarian assistance, aviators must fly in demanding environmental conditions. Elbit Systems of America's Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) solution provides readiness to pilots by using intuitive 3D conformal symbology. This unique symbology provides accurate navigational information for degraded environments in a clear, easy to understand manner, allowing pilots to respond quickly to surrounding conditions. The DVE solution uses a magnetic helmet tracker known as the Helmet Display Tracking System (HDTS). The HDTS provides critical rotorcraft cues during brownout operations and other extreme environmental situations, as well as the ability to slew weapons or optical payloads to the pilot's line-of-sight. This unique technology improves crew coordination allowing the crew to focus on other tasks to improve mission effectiveness.

Elbit Systems of America's advanced cockpit solutions go beyond helmet requirements. With a commitment to providing innovative solutions that anticipate ever-increasing requirements, Elbit Systems of America's mission processors support the demands of integrating future technologies and increased synthetic vision specifications. The open-systems architecture leverages commercial, off-the-shelf technology, resulting in high performance and scalable solutions that meet the critical needs of modern Apache aviators. Elbit Systems of America's mission processors enhance upgrades with emerging security and standardization requirements.

"With over 20 years' experience integrating advanced systems on U.S. Army rotorcraft, our DVE solution combined with our fielded HDTS is one advantage aviators have when flying in almost any environment," states Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer, Elbit Systems of America. "Additionally, our new FireFly™ line of communications amplifiers provide next generation secured communication capabilities."

The FireFly product line is a modular, lightweight, high-power amplifier with swappable and stackable modules allowing maximum mission flexibility for aviators, while lowering life cycle costs. Elbit Systems of America's communications amplifiers increase aircrew capabilities and support software defined radios with higher bandwidth waveforms and enable voice and data communications at greater speeds and further distances. The new family of amplifiers are available in single and dual channel models that extend tactical communications from 30MHz up to 2GHz. When integrated with next-gen software-defined networking radios, FireFly amplifiers provide clearer signals and increased range.

Elbit Systems of America also offers solutions when the Army's aircraft are on the ground. When the mission is complete, maintenance is essential. Elbit Systems of America provides full service life-cycle support including modernization, sustainment, and worldwide contractor logistics support for the Army's rotary and fixed-wing fleet.

Kelly Dameron, senior vice president of Airborne Solutions, Elbit Systems of America states, "Pilots rely on Elbit Systems of America because of our innovation, experience, and responsiveness. Maintaining a high on-time delivery and quality rating with affordable sustainment solutions, we are committed to providing the U.S. Army with the support they need to keep their fleet flying and ready for the next mission."

For more information or to see other Elbit Systems of America's products, visit booth 1525 during the conference or online at http://www.elbitsystems-us.com.

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC  
Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services 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 or follow us on Twitter .

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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