Elbit Systems to Supply Advanced Helmet Mounted Systems for Korean Utility
HAIFA, Israel, October 16, 2013
HAIFA, Israel, October 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today
that it was awarded a follow-on contract to supply advanced Helmet Mounted
Display (HMD) systems for the Republic of Korea Army's SURION helicopter. The
contract, which is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems, will be
performed over a four-year period.
Elbit Systems will supply the HMD systems to Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd.
(KAI), the original manufacture of the SURION helicopter. This contract award
follows an initial contract that was signed with KAI in 2009 as part of the
Korean Helicopter Program (KHP) and in which Elbit Systems and KAI completed
and demonstrated a successful integration of Elbit Systems' HMD on the SURION.
Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems' Aerospace Division, said:
"We are pleased that the Korean Army, which is considered among the world's
most advanced and modern armies, decided to equip its helicopters with
additional HMD systems, testifying to the customer's satisfaction with the
systems' performance. We consider the Republic of Korea a very important
market, and we have recently established a local company, Sharp Elbit Systems
Aerospace, Inc. ("SESA"), a jointly-owned company with Sharp Aviation K Inc.,
to focus on advanced military aircraft avionics. We are considering involving
SESA in the performance of this HMD project as well."
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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Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd.
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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
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