Elbit Systems of America Putting Surplus Military Vehicles into Peacekeeping
FORT WORTH, Texas, October 15, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas, October 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
In storage for years, even decades in many instances, surplus US Army vehicles
are being brought back to life at Elbit Systems of America's Land Vehicle
Located in San Antonio, the LVC takes non-operational military vehicles, with
obsolete technology and unserviceable equipment, and completely refurbishes
and restores them. "Our expertise is giving new life to decades-old vehicles,"
said Kurt Huff, Vice President, Services and Support Solutions. "When an,
M113, Bradley, Humvee or other vehicle rolls out our door, it is fully mission
capable. All our customer has to do is fuel up and connect the battery."
The Elbit Systems of America LVC consists of a 36,000-square-foot facility and
a 30-acre test track where refurbished vehicles undergo a demanding series of
tests to ensure their mission readiness. Its predominant customers are ally
governments that purchase the surplus equipment from the US Government.
Deploying refurbished vehicles allows these nations to increase their defense
capabilities at a fraction of the cost newly manufactured vehicles would
By applying Lean Process initiatives and an adapted model of the aviation
quality system, the LVC is able to deliver cost effective value to its
customers without diminishing quality. "Every component, every manual
application, every step in the restoration process is inspected and
re-inspected to make certain we're maintaining an unparalleled level of
quality and attention to detail," Huff said. "In fact, one of our customer
nations has taken the quality assurance practices they witnessed at our
facility and applied them to their own operations."
Elbit Systems of America has assembled a flexible work force of highly trained
professionals at its LVC that can meet even the most demanding challenges
inherent with updating a vehicle that may be 50 or 60 years old. Every member
of the LVC team is cross-trained and specializes in two or three key services,
and the facility can staff at levels ranging from 20 to 200 employees as
required to meet customers' needs.
"The highly-skilled personnel at the San Antonio Land Vehicle Center are
putting vehicles that were collecting dust into peacekeeping roles around the
world," said Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems of America's President and CEO.
"When you see the before-and-after transformation of their workmanship, it's
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
theUnited 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 defenseand commercialapplications. 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 military and
commercial 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.
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