Elbit Systems of America Presents IRCS -- Integrated auto-routing Radio Communication System

Oct 04, 2009, 06:11 ET from Elbit Systems of America

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT) introduces at the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, IRCS which breaks down the barriers between your existing radio systems to let your teams talk.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080408/300488 )

IRCS is an advanced military communication system that enables direct voice and data communications among command posts and front-line echelons via radios and communications devices of various kinds -- VHF, HF, Multi-Channel Radios, LAN, WAN, PABX, Satellite and Cellular networks. The system allows soldiers at all levels, from top command to the individual soldier in the field, to directly communicate with anyone else in the military network. IRCS delivers today on the promise of radio interoperability without having to purchase new radios. It offers improved operational coordination and command and control, providing commanders and decision makers the power of communicating directly with others across normal technology barriers.

"IRCS represents the first of several of a new class of C4I System Solutions," said Jim English, Vice President C4I Solutions, Elbit Systems of America. "When talking with our military customers about some of the biggest tactical challenges confronting them today, interoperability is the first thing we hear. IRCS removes that barrier and provides the war fighter with the ability to contact any other user on their radio, even using a cell phone to do it. It is not a development item. It is already deployed in several places around the world and has proven its capabilities. We are very excited about introducing this to U.S. forces here at AUSA and hearing about the new freedoms this solution will provide to our battlefield commanders immediately."

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: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related 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 air vehicle (UAV) systems, 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 and developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications. For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems.com.


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 © 2009 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 forwardlooking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Contact: Lynn Peugh, (817) 234-6696, lynn.peugh@elbitsystems-us.com

SOURCE Elbit Systems of America