Elbit Systems of America to Demonstrate Cutting Edge Technologies to the United States Army

Ten Elbit Systems technologies selected to take part in the upcoming Army Expeditionary Warfighting Experiment (AEWE) at Fort Benning

Oct 18, 2013, 05:43 ET from Elbit Systems of America

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it will provide the United States Army an array of cutting edge technologies to support and enhance its capabilities in the upcoming Army Expeditionary Warfighting Experiment (AEWE) at Fort Benning, Georgia from October 28, 2013 through February 15, 2014.

Ten of the Elbit technologies presented to the AEWE, were selected for demonstration. Comprehensive information on these and other innovative solutions can be found at the Association of the United States Army, October 21-23, 2013, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, booth #1139 (Hall A).

"We are pleased to be able to provide the AEWE with new technologies to support the emerging needs of the US Army. All of our cutting edge systems are designed with one purpose, to protect and save lives." stated Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. Horowitz added: "As our engineering team designs new systems, we try to anticipate the Army's future objectives. Understanding their requirements from the beginning allows us to develop innovative, affordable solutions for our warfighters."

Elbit Systems of America plays a vital role in supporting the soldiers of the United States Army with integrated systems that enhance capability, improve situational awareness, and decrease size and power demands. The selected technologies represent the vast of capabilities within the Elbit Systems family. The products being demonstrated include: Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Unmanned Ground Sensors, Enhanced JTAC and the Military Internet Protocol Radio.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The unmanned aircraft system is capable of providing day or night operational situational awareness to the unit on the ground. This capability greatly enhances the current systems being used by the Army as a member of the small unmanned aerial system.

Unmanned Ground Sensors

The family of unmanned and unattended ground sensors round out a complete portfolio of systems providing increased situational awareness and force protection capability.  

Enhanced JTAC

The Enhanced JTAC (EJTAC) is an innovative product combining many different capabilities into one ergonomically designed system providing unsurpassed targeting and designation capability at the Soldier level.  

Military Internet Protocol Radio

The MIPR is an SDR Data (Internet Protocol) Radio with a unique WaveForm, capable of hosting hundreds of radio users and providing them with audio, video and digital support through man portable communications systems. The MIPR is hosting the Reconnaissance and Surveillance network for AEWE.  

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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