Elbit Systems of America Awarded Two Contracts to Upgrade Marine Corps AH-1W Attack Helicopters

 Elbit Systems of America Awarded Two Contracts to Upgrade Marine Corps AH-1W
                              Attack Helicopters

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 18, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems,
Ltd., has been awarded two contracts, totaling $14.1 million, supporting the
U.S. Marine Corps' upgrade of their Bell AH-1W attack helicopter fleet.

One 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 crewmembers greater
situational awareness with enhanced night vision, weapons sighting, and
weapons control capabilities. Additional HDTS capabilities include improved
safety in degraded visual environments, such as brown out, fog or
weather-related conditions. Using 3D symbology and geological digital terrain
information, HDTS provides pilots visual approach and drift cues so they know
where they are in relation to the ground and obstacles. The contract will be
performed over a 2-year period.

The second contract, in the amount of $2.5 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. Additionally, the information can be
communicated back and forth, so all forces in a given area, on the ground or
in the air, will have the same intelligence data when making mission-critical
tactical decisions. The contract will be performed over a 15-month period.

"The HDTS and TVDL are two more technologies Elbit Systems of America is
deploying with the singular end result of protecting and 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."

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 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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Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ
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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

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