Elbit Systems of America's M7 Aerospace, to Supply Boeing With Inboard Flap Assemblies for KC-135 Stratotanker

Jul 20, 2011, 04:39 ET from Elbit Systems of America

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., announced that its subsidiary, M7 Aerospace LP, has beenawarded a three- year contract by The Boeing Company to supply Inboard Flap Assemblies for the KC-135 Stratotanker. The contract is not in an amount that is material to Elbit Systems.

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The KC-135 is a 4-engine military aircraft and the predominant United States Air Force tanker aircraft flying today. Located on the trailing edge of an aircraft's wing, Inboard Flaps are lowered to increase lift, allowing the aircraft to fly at a lower airspeed for take-off and landing.

For several years, M7 Aerospace has been supplying sheet metal details, machine parts, spoilers and other assemblies to Boeing-BDS for KC-135, CH-47, C-130, V-22 and other legacy airframes.

Elbit Systems of America President and Chief Executive Officer, Raanan Horowitz, commented, "Elbit Systems of America is pleased to provide continued support to The Boeing Company and produce an integral piece of the KC-135 through the leading manufacturing capabilities of our recently acquired subsidiary, M7 Aerospace."

Located in San Antonio, Texas, M7 Aerospace, which is part of Elbit Systems of America Service and Support Solutions, offers a full suite of aviation services including, Aerostructures Manufacturing; Government Logistics Support Services; Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul; Engineering Services; Aircraft Parts and Support; Supply Chain Management and Purchasing.

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 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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