HAIFA, Israel, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) announced that Elbit Systems of America's recently acquired subsidiary, M7 Aerospace LP ("M7"), has been awarded a $15.6 million contract by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, Maryland to perform Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) and maintenance for a mixed fleet of seven RC/EC/C-26D and 12 UC-35C/D utility aircraft. The five-year contract is for a base year with four one-year renewal options.
Under the terms of the contract, M7 will provide overall program management and CLS for the RC/EC/C-26D aircraft. This will include site phase-in at numerous global locations where the aircraft are based, base-site operations, flight operations material requirements, scheduled depot level maintenance, rental engines, unscheduled maintenance, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) engineering and technical services, as well as technical publications.
Elbit Systems of America President and CEO, Raanan Horowitz stated: "We are pleased to be selected as a partner with the United States Navy on this important aircraft platform support contract. M7 has an extensive legacy in providing outstanding logistics support to the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, and we look forward to demonstrating our expertise and professionalism to our U.S. Navy customer."
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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