Elbit Systems Marks Another Success in Australia: Elbit Systems to Supply
Battle Management Systems for the Royal Australian Navy
HAIFA, Israel, October 2, 2012
HAIFA, Israel, October 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT ("Elbit Systems"), announced today
that it was awarded a contract from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for the
supply of Battle Management Systems (BMS) for the Royal Australian Navy's
landing craft. The contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit
The systems are to be integrated into landing craft installed on board the
Canberra Class Amphibious ships (LHD). The watercraft will enable transport of
troops and equipment from the LHDs to the shore including where there are no
fixed port facilities and will allow communication and connectivity with the
Infantry Forces in joint operations.
Elbit Systems has been supplying its BMS to the Australian Army under the
defence network-centric "Land 75/125" Program, one of the largest BMS programs
in the world.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, General Manager of Elbit Systems' Land and C^[^4^]I
Division commented: "The fact that the Australian Defence Force, one of the
most advanced and modern armies in the world, has decided to also equip its
Navy with our Battle Management Systems, attests to its satisfaction with the
quality and maturity of our systems". Machlis added: "This decision also
reflects the need of world leading armies to enhance the connectivity and
communication between their divisions, and we trust that additional customers
will follow and select our advanced Battle Management Systems."
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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd.
and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such
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assumptions. Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor
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Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ
materially from these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors,
including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts;
governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting
priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries
in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States
among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance,
including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and
the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings. The factors listed above
are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems
Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only
as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its
Joseph Gaspar, Executive VP & CFO
Dalia Rosen, VP, Head of Corporate Communications
Elbit Systems Ltd.
CCG Investor Relations
SOURCE Elbit Systems Ltd
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