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FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT) will present its latest concept in closed hatches warfare in booth #4025 at the upcoming AUSA exhibition set to take place in Washington DC from October 5th - 7th, 2009. A multimedia presentation featuring live actors will depict real-life combat situations, operational scenarios and how the Company's solutions and systems enable totally integrated closed hatches warfare capabilities. The virtual presentation will allow viewers to experience dynamic combat missions and operational scenarios with dramatic special effects replicating how the systems work in fully realistic views.
Whether deployed in combat, low intensity conflict or peacekeeping operations, Elbit Systems of America's innovative, practical solutions allow units to operate successfully in complex conflicts and urban environments. Furthermore, they assure an increase in security and protection, while enabling soldiers to fight as effectively under closed hatches as in exposed conditions.
The following will be on display at the Elbit Systems of America booth:
ORIA(TM) - Advanced, integrated Flight and Mission Display System offers enhanced flight safety and mission efficiency. ORIA(TM) is designed for commercial, military transport and special mission aircraft. The system incorporates a Primary Flight Display, Navigation Display, Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System, Digital Map, Electronic Flight Bag and more.
IRCS is an advanced military communication system that enables direct voice and data communications among command posts and front-line echelons via radios and communication devices of various kinds: VHF, HF and Multi-Channel radios, LAN, WAN, PABX, satellite and cellular networks. IRCS allows commanders and soldiers at all levels, from top command down to the individual soldier in the field, to directly communicate with anyone else in the military network. As a result, it dramatically improves operational coordination, command and control, providing commanders and decision makers, in real-time, a complete picture of operations and events.
Enhanced Tactical Computer (ETC) is a versatile, battle-proven and ruggedized tactical computer that provides reliable tactical computing to a wide range of combat vehicles. Currently in use by numerous armed forces around the world, the ETC is field proven to withstand the most extreme battle conditions. Incorporating high performance processing power, tactical modem and built-in GPS receiver, the ETC combines modularity, connectivity and performance into a MIL-tailored tactical computing solution. Featuring a 10.4 inch TFT display and an all-in-one user interface integrating a key pointing device and touchscreen, the ETC can be deployed as a single integrated unit or with a detached display unit.
Remote Weapon Station - Light (RWS-L)
The RCWS 7.62 mm, Remote Controlled Weapon Station is fully stabilized and designed for optimal integration into various platforms with no deck penetration. The system has a very low silhouette and fully equipped it weighs less than 150 kg. It can be loaded with 690 rounds, upgradeable to 1150, rounds, thus rendering it ideal for Armored Personnel Carriers, Armored Fighting Vehicles, Tanks, Tactical Vehicles and Unmanned Ground Vehicles. All weapon station functions - cocking, re-cocking, safe & fire, elevation and traverse - are electrically remotely controlled.
An entry level robot featuring cost-effectiveness and low operator workload, Beagle can self-navigate, avoids obstacles, climbs stairs, and the arm lifts 5 lbs (2KG.) Payloads are easily added to this 20 lb. unit (30 lbs. without payload.)
CORAL-CR is a hand-held lightweight thermal imaging target acquisition system, including a laser range-finder, compass and GPS.
A second generation laser designator rangefinder system featuring an all in one target location and designation system, EO imaging, laser designation and target location.
Hermes® 90 is a long endurance UAV with 18 hours mission range of up to 100 kilometers and features high survivability. It provides varied payloads integration capability and dual launch and recovery methods including integral launcher for point launch and recovery on non-prepared surfaces without using any dedicated ground equipment, as well as strip operation. The system enables full integration with any C4I system, for fast imagery dissemination as well as easy coordination between the operational forces in the field. The Hermes®90 is highly suited for a range of missions and particularly maneuvering forces.
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: 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 defense-related 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 air vehicle (UAV) systems, 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 and developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications. For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems.com.
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