Elbit Systems U.S. Subsidiary Awarded Contracts to Upgrade Marine Corps AH-1W
HAIFA, Israel, May 18, 2014
HAIFA, Israel, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and
TASE:ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that its wholly-owned U.S.
subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC ("Elbit Systems of America"), has
been awarded two contracts, totaling $20.1 million, to support the U.S.
upgrade of the U.S. Marine Corps' Bell AH-1W attack helicopter fleet.
The first contract, in the amount of $11.6 million, calls for Elbit Systems of
America to provide helmet display tracker system (HDTS) kits on the aircraft.
The HDTS significantly improves flight safety by providing crew members
greater situational awareness with enhanced night vision, weapons sighting and
weapons control capabilities. The contract will be performed over a two-year
The second contract, in the amount of $8.5 million, will add tactical video
data link (TVDL) technology to the helicopters. TVDL provides aircrew
information needed to detect, identify and quickly respond to threats. The
information can be received via on-board sensors or from external sources such
as ground troops or other aircraft. The contract will be performed over a
fifteen months period.
"The HDTS and TVDL are two more technologies Elbit Systems of America is
deploying with the singular end result of saving lives", said Elbit Systems of
America President and CEO Raanan Horowitz. "The AH-1W is on the front lines in
the battle against those who wish to harm America. These new technologies give
our Marines capabilities and a level of safety never before experienced".
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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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