Elbit Systems of America's F-16 CDEEU and CPD Delivered to Lockheed Martin
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 29, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Elbit Systems of America, LLC, is pleased to announce initial deliveries of
our latest F-16 avionics upgrades, the Center Pedestal Display (CPD) and
updated Common Data Entry Electronics Unit (CDEEU) to Lockheed Martin. These
systems were delivered in support of avionics integration in Lockheed Martin's
F-16 Systems Integration Lab and represent just one of many F-16 avionics
upgrades that Elbit is supporting around the world.
"We are extremely pleased to have been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide
a completely new Center Pedestal Display (CPD) and an upgraded Common Data
Entry Electronics Unit. We have a long, respected relationship with Lockheed
Martin and look forward to continuing that relationship for many years to
come," commented Raanan Horowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Elbit
Systems of America.
"Many of our engineers are current or recent F-16 operators and maintainers,
bringing unequaled passion to the solutions, helping us provide F-16 avionics
such as the Display Generator, Stores Management System, Color Multi-Function
Displays, Center Pedestal Displays, Up Front Controls Processors, Mission
Computers, Head Up Displays, Electronic Warfare Solutions, and Interference
Blanker Units," continued Horowitz.
In anticipation of customer needs, Elbit Systems of America has self-funded
cost-effective F-16 avionics capabilities and supportability enhancements with
commonality goals across the F-16 configurations. It is through this on-going
investment in F-16 avionics that Elbit was selected for and able to deliver
the CPD and CDEEU systems for Lockheed Martin.
The upgraded CDEEU is part of an F-16 redesign program. Offering faster
processing, additional memory, and provisions for growth while addressing
diminishing manufacturing source concerns, Elbit Systems of America has
delivered more than 2,000 production CDEEUs to Lockheed Martin and the USAF
Ogden OO-ALC at Hill Air Force Base since 2001.
Also delivered was the CPD. In order to reduce pilot workload and improve data
presentation, Elbit Systems of America provided Lockheed Martin with an
innovative CPD that not only replaces the old electro-mechanical flight
instruments with a modern set of digital instruments, but also provides a
larger high resolution display for sensor imagery and tactical situational
awareness. Additionally, the CPD provides emergency backup to flight
instruments in the event of an air data computer failure. Committed to
offering their customers cost-saving solutions, Elbit Systems of America
embedded the air data module into the CPD allowing it to connect to the
existing infrastructure of the F-16.
Elbit has built over 40,000 avionic displays world-wide, providing quality
man-machine interface on more than 20 military platforms ranging from fighters
to transports to helicopters. Elbit Systems of America has also been a world
leader in the development and delivery of air data solutions for over 50
"We will continue searching for innovative solutions to support our customers,
US military, and allies around the world by designing solutions that protect
and save lives. In support of this effort, we also provide full depot repair
and sustainment capabilities for our displays and processors. Our mission is
to keep the pilots safely in the air." continued Horowitz.
Elbit remains committed to long term sustainment for the F-16 avionics.
Through on-going reengineering at their facility in Talladega, Alabama and
depot partnering with Ogden ALC, Elbit provides sustainment support and
obsolescence refresh for their own avionics as well as systems not
manufactured by Elbit such as elements of the F-16 Radar, EW and HUD systems.
About Elbit Systems of America, LLC
Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products,
system solution, and support 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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