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Elbit Systems of America Selected for Award to Provide the U.S. Army with Skylark® I LE, Block 2



  Elbit Systems of America Selected for Award to Provide the U.S. Army with
                            Skylark® I LE, Block 2

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, January 16, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems
Ltd., has been selected for award by the U.S. Army ACC-APG, Natick Contracting
Division on behalf of the Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) Product
Office. Elbit Systems of America was selected with four other companies to
provide the full spectrum of SUAS products. The scope of the award includes
providing support and capability upgrades to current systems fielded by the
U.S. Army including the RQ-11B Raven and the RQ-20A Puma. In addition, the
customer has the option to procure the Elbit Systems of America Skylark® I-LE
Block II as an alternative Medium and Long-Range SUAS to meet anticipated
future requirements.

Although this is a selection for award, the customer has no definitive
purchasing obligation. The total aggregate potential value of all delivery
orders to be awarded to all five companies under this award is $248M.

As part of this requirement, Elbit System of America will provide the U.S.
Army with the Skylark® I-LE Block II, a long-range SUAS with the capabilities
normally associated with a larger class unmanned system. Skylark® I-LE Block
II features include an increased thrust-to-weight ratio for hand launch and
aerodynamic performance in severe environments, the incorporation of an open
system data link making the Skylark Ground Control Station agnostic, and the
integration of the next generation EO/IR payload for both day and night
operation.

"The innovative solutions found in the Skylark^® I-LE Block II, offer more
mission flexibility, enabling the Skylark to fly higher without degradation of
imagery. These discriminating capabilities are designed to meet the military
challenges of today and in the future," stated Elbit Systems of America
President and CEO, Raanan Horowitz. "Our mission is to provide solutions that
protect and save lives. The Skylark^® I-LE Block II is designed to meet the
needs of our warfighters so they may successfully complete their missions."  

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. For additional
information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com.

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.

Trademarks

Elbit Systems of America and other trademarks, service marks and logos are
registered or unregistered marks of Elbit Systems of America companies in the
United States and in foreign countries. Copyright © 2013 Elbit Systems of
America. All rights reserved.

Forward Looking Statement

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
statements do not relate to historical or current fact.  Forward Looking
Statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and
assumptions. Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor
provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as
amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve
certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. 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
forward-looking statements.

Contact: Shari
Clarkson | +1-682-286-2363 | sharon.clarkson@elbitsystems-us.com

SOURCE Elbit Systems of America
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