Elbit Systems of America Develops a 'Combat Force Multiplier' for Helicopter Crews

 Elbit Systems of America Develops a 'Combat Force Multiplier' for Helicopter
                                    Crews

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, October 21, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas, October 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Situational awareness technology advances developed by Elbit Systems of
America LLC, provide helicopter crews the visual cues they need to negotiate
landings and takeoffs, even in the most severe degraded visual environments
(DVE).

Incorporating technologies such as a Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS)
with its intuitive 3D conformal grid symbology, Elbit Systems of America
demonstrated a greatly enhanced level of mission capability in simulations
conducted in the U.S. Army Black Hawk Engineering Analysis Cockpit (BEAC), a
fixed-based UH-60L flight simulator in Redstone Arsenal, AL. In these rotary
wing simulations, Elbit Systems of America's HDTS with 3D symbology
successfully completed 100 percent of its tests in DVE brownout conditions.
Conversely, numerous mission failures were experienced using 2D symbology
under identical conditions. Detailed U.S. Army Research Lab reports containing
the results of these tests are available upon request from the U.S. Army Air
Warrior office.

U.S. Army test evaluators stated that Elbit Systems of America's 3D heads-up
conformal symbology demonstrates an exceptionally strong positive effect on
flight crew situation awareness, workload task performance, and preference. It
also allows pilots to safely hover in severe brownout conditions.

The HDTS with 3D conformal grid symbology provides intuitive visual approach
and drift cues enabling pilots to know where they are in space and time. The
ancillary benefits of the system are significant. The system delivers improved
crewmember coordination by providing indicators for one crewmember to
determine the other's line-of-sight, making it possible for both pilots to
focus immediately on a designated object or area. For aircraft equipped with
automated landing systems, pilots have instant line-of-sight designations of
new landing points. Also, pilots of aircraft equipped with sensors or weapon
systems can now have hands-free, heads-up targeting and/or slewing of sensors
to their line-of-sight.

"These are significant advances in situational awareness technologies that
will greatly improve our military's capabilities in all helicopter missions,
whether it's delivering or extracting troops and equipment, medevac
operations, search and rescue, or attack," said Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems
of America's President and CEO. "This milestone is a result of our engineering
team's unrelenting commitment to providing cutting-edge technologies for our
warfighters. This is truly a combat force multiplier that will save equipment
for the next mission and, most importantly, protect and save lives."

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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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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