Elbit Systems of America to Showcase Integrated Border Security and Homeland Security Training and Simulation Solutions at the I-EEE Conference

Nov 16, 2011, 07:02 ET from Elbit Systems of America

FORT WORTH, Texas, November 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. will present an integrated border security solution at the 2011 I-EEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security November 15 - 17, in Boston, Massachusetts. The featured solution utilizes the international experience of Elbit Systems Ltd. and tailors it to meet the critical needs of our border patrol agents in the United States.

Each day the United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents fulfill critical missions in environments of vast and varying terrains along the US border. In support of CBP's mission to protect our homeland, Elbit Systems of America builds upon the successfully deployed experience of Elbit Systems Ltd. and tailors the applications for the United States borders. Our solutions enable agents to identify the full range of threats, in any terrain, at any time. Using a layered concept, Elbit Systems of America combines radar and electro-optical sensors with unattended ground sensors, unmanned air systems (UAS), unmanned ground vehicles and unmanned surface vehicles to enhance the agents' ability to respond. Additionally, integration though a common operating picture (COP) provides detailed information for detecting, tracking, identifying, and classifying items of interest; maximizing the efficacy of the mission.

Several of our border security solutions will be featured at the I-EEE conference, including our family of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and thermal vision/surveillance systems. A leading supplier of UAS, Elbit Systems of America was one of the first companies in the U.S. to fly a large UAS on the southern border as part of a lease project to the Border Patrol, proving the effectiveness of the UAS as a counterpart to border security missions. For short-range and lower altitude missions, Elbit Systems of America is providing persistent surveillance with UAS based on the operationally-proven Skylark® I LE. Currently in use by many coalition partners, the Skylark® I LE has an operational range of 15 km and approximately three hours of endurance. The system also features a unique gyroscopic-stabilized, gimbaled payload optimally integrated with algorithms derived from the larger Hermes® 450 UAS to enable auto-tracking of dynamic targets; an impressive capability for a hand-launched UAS.

Elbit Systems of America has invested in homeland security applications involving persistent surveillance on the ground and in the air. The KAT EYE™ Medium Range and Emerald Long Range Thermal Imager are high-performance, highly-mobile day/night, wireless surveillance systems which use cutting-edge technology day cameras and cooled, highly-sensitive, thermal cameras with optical zoom. These systems, which Elbit Systems of America will feature at I-EEE, enable long-range surveillance for border security, identification, and classification. The KAT EYE™ Medium Range consists of a Base Station and one Remote Station which can be emplaced greater than 5 Km away for wireless operation or within 500m. A single Base Station can monitor and control up to four (4) Remote Stations, increasing efficiency and multiplicity. Emerald can be tripod-mounted, or handheld. Its laser range finder, digital magnetic compass and global positioning system allow generation of coordinates to 10Km. The unit offers users the ability to collect multiple pieces of important data at once.

Rounding out our border security solution, Elbit Systems of America offers the Homeland Security Simulation System. The system provides incident commanders and their first responder teams the capability to conduct exercises in a high fidelity environment on a wide range of natural and man-made disaster scenarios.

Elbit Systems of America President and CEO, Raanan Horowitz commented, "Elbit Systems of America has applied lessons learned over decades of experience in border security to develop innovative, integrated and cost-effective, off-the-shelf solutions which provide maximum benefit to the border security mission in any terrain. We are pleased to showcase our layered concept of border security at I-EEE."

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.

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 of America 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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