HAIFA, Israel, July 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today it was awarded an approximately $19 million contract from the Maldonado District Administration in Uruguay, to provide a Safe District project. The project will span across six municipal authorities, including the well-known Punta Del Este tourist resort, over a total of 2000 km². The contract will be performed by the Elbit Systems' subsidiary, Elbit Security Systems Ltd. (ELSEC), over a two-year period.
The Safe District project will include more than 1000 cameras and sensors, including vehicle traffic control, laid out at strategic standpoints. The collected information will be transferred to a control center, which will include C2 (command and control) systems with unique analytics capabilities. The sensors and cameras infrastructure will allow the operators of the control room to obtain real-time data from the field and alert law enforcement officials, including logistics and emergency personnel, in conjunction with the nature of the event.
"We are proud to have won this Safe District contract, demonstrating our ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and HLS (Homeland Security) capabilities. I hope that more customers, with similar needs will follow the Maldonado District and will choose our unique operational solution as the means to maintain the security of both tourists and residents" commented Elad Aharonson, Elbit Systems ISTAR Division's General Manager.
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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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