Elbit Systems to Supply a Latin American Army with Advanced Electronic Systems Valued at $130 Million

Jun 20, 2010, 04:17 ET from Elbit Systems Ltd.

HAIFA, Israel, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE :ESLT) announced today that it was awarded a contract to supply a Latin American Army with Command, Control, Computer & Communications (C4I) systems and Electronic Warfare (EW)  systems, valued at  approximately $130 million.

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The project, to be performed over the next three years, is a part of the Army's extensive modernization program and is designated for all echelons, from the maneuvering forces up to the command headquarters. The new, unified communications network will facilitate a real-time common operational picture of the battlefield providing the Land Forces with enhanced operational performance and situational awareness, as well as improved force protection and prevention of "friendly fire".

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.

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