Elbit Systems of America Showcases the Skylark® I-LE Block II at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas, August 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., will showcase the Skylark® I-LE Block II's capabilities at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's (AUVSI's) Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 6-9, 2012.

The Skylark® I-LE Block II offers cutting edge technology designed to assist warfighters, homeland security agents and local civil servants in fulfilling close range, tactical missions. Based on lessons learned and operational experience accumulated with United States Forces in Afghanistan, the Block II has an operational range up to 15 km, maintains approximately 3 hours of endurance and is designed to perform in harsh environments such as high altitudes and gusting winds. The hand-launched Skylark® unmanned aircraft system, designed to U.S. Protocols and built in Texas, offers covert flexibility, sharp imagery and the ability to operate at any time day or night.

Malcolm Quon, Vice President of UAS Dynamics, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America stated, "Our legacy Skylark® systems have accumulated over 25,000 operational flight hours. By incorporating a new engine and power system, as well as the highest performance Day/Night payload in Tier I SUAS class, the Skylark® Block II offers more mission flexibility, enabling to fly higher without degradation of imagery. Our goal at Elbit Systems of America is to provide innovative solutions that protect and save lives. The Skylark® I-LE Block II does just that."  

The Skylark®I-LE Block II will be on display at booth #3360 during AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference.

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 electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense 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 ("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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Elbit Systems of America and other trademarks, service marks and logos are registered or unregistered marks of Elbit Systems of America companies in the United States and in foreign countries.  Copyright © 2012 Elbit Systems of America.  All rights reserved.

Forward Looking Statement

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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