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November 11, 2014 at 3:26 AM EST

Elbit Systems of America Awarded Approximately $29 Million Contract to Provide Logistics Support to the United States Air Force's F-16 Head-Up Displays

Elbit System of America gives new life to existing F-16 HUD while improving reliability and maintainability

TALLADEGA, Alabama, November 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


Elbit Systems of America company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., was awarded a five-year, firm-fixed price contract valued at approximately $29 million by the United States Air Force (USAF) for logistics support of USAF's F-16 head-up display (HUD) electric module assemblies. The contract will be performed by Elbit Systems of America's subsidiary International Enterprises Industries, LLC in Talladega, Alabama.

"The F-16 electric module assembly contract was part of a Value Added Engineering Change Proposal (VECP) we presented in support of the USAF and their F-16's HUD system," stated Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. "We have a dedicated team of innovative engineers committed to solving obsolescence issues. By designing a modern electronic system that operates with the current optics of the HUD, we are able to provide the Air Force with an affordable, reliable solution for their diminishing manufacturing source and obsolescence concerns. The result is a substantial increase in operational availability."

Like most HUDs, the F-16 HUD operates with an optical lens assembly, a combiner, and computer interface. By retaining the costly optical lens mechanism and upgrading only the HUD electronic system, Elbit Systems of America offered the USAF the opportunity to give new life to existing HUDs while improving reliability and maintainability.

"F-16 pilots rely on their HUD for situational awareness and targeting during critical missions. Our advanced technology provides a crisper, sharper image for the pilot and increases the overall operational performance of the HUD," continued Horowitz. "Furthermore, the new technology reduces power consumption by approximately 50 percent."

In addition to upgrading the HUDs at its Talladega facility, Elbit Systems of America also provides upgraded HUD electronic modules to Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah and Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, for installation by Air Force personnel.

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC  

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical instrumentation markets.  With facilities throughout the United 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 defense and commercial applications. 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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Contact: Shari Clarkson, +1-682-286-2363, sharon.clarkson@elbitsystems-us.com

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