Elbit Systems Awarded $15 Million Israel Defense Ministry Contract for
Additional Capabilities to the Israeli Air Force's C-130H Aircraft
HAIFA, Israel, January 15, 2014
HAIFA, Israel, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The new capabilities will allow the upgraded aircraft to meet international
commercial airspace management standard CNS/ATM
The aircraft will feature a new digital cockpit, head-up display and radar
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today
that it was awarded a contract by the Israel Ministry of Defense ("IMOD"),
valued at approximately $15 million, to upgrade the Israeli Air Force's
("IAF") C-130H (Hercules) transport aircraft. The contract will be performed
over a two-year period. Elbit Systems will supply the IAF with additional
C-130H capabilities, as a follow-on to a previous IMOD contract signed in
2012. The new capabilities will allow the aircraft to meet the stringent
international CNS/ATM (Communications Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic
Management) standard and operate in commercial airspace.
Yoram Shmuely, Elbit Systems Aerospace Division's General Manager, commented:
"We are proud to supply the IAF with new capabilities to meet demanding
international standards. We have witnessed a growing demand for operability of
transport aircraft in commercial airspace and trust that further customers
will require similar capabilities for their transport fleets."
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, signal
intelligence ("SIGINT") systems, data links and 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,
including training and simulation systems.
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among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance,
including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and
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Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S.
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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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