Elbit Systems Awarded Israel Ministry of Defense Order Valued at Approximately $35 Million to Develop Advanced UAS Features

Elbit Systems Awarded Israel Ministry of Defense Order Valued at Approximately
                 $35 Million to Develop Advanced UAS Features

The new order is in addition to recent IMOD orders for Hermes® 900 UAS and
maintenance services in a total amount of approximately $90 million, reported
in 2012

PR Newswire

HAIFA, Israel, Jan. 27, 2013

HAIFA, Israel, Jan.27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and
TASE: ESLT) (the "Company") announced today that it has received an
approximately $35 million contract from the Israel Ministry of Defense
("IMOD") for the development of advanced features for Unmanned Aircraft
Systems ("UAS") to be supplied within three years. One of the mission
requirements is the quick re-configuration of the UAS' payloads.

The contract is in addition to contracts, awarded by the IMOD, for the supply
of Hermes^® 900 UAS and maintenance services that were announced by the
Company in 2012.

Elad Aharonson, General Manager of Elbit Systems' UAS Division, commented:
"The IMOD's decision to award this development contract reflects the trust and
recognition of our technological capabilities and further strengthens our
long-term strategic cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces ("IDF") in the
UAS field. The Hermes^® 900 is a world-leading UAS, and we are proud of the
IMOD's decision to procure further systems and advanced capabilities."

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: www.elbitsystems.com.


Company Contact:

                                           IR Contact:

Joseph Gaspar, Executive VP & CFO           

Tel: +972-4-8316663                        Ehud Helft

j.gaspar@elbitsystems.com                   Kenny Green

Dalia Rosen, VP, Head of Corporate          CCG Investor Relations
                                            Tel: 1-646-201-9246
Tel: +972-4-8316784
                                            e-mail: elbitsystems@ccgisrael.com

Elbit Systems Ltd.

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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.

SOURCE Elbit Systems

Website: http://www.elbitsystems.com
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