Elbit Systems to Supply a Latin-American Country with Hermes(R) 900 UAS
HAIFA, Israel, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems"), announced today that it was awarded a contract to supply a Latin American country with Hermes(R) 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The project is not in an amount that is material to Elbit Systems.
The UAS will also include complementing ground control stations, as well as Elbit Systems Electro-optics - Elop Ltd.'s highly advanced DCoMPASS(TM) payload systems and radar systems.
Hermes(R) 900 builds on the vast operational experience of the Hermes(R) 450, the backbone of the Israel Defense Forces' UAS fleet. Hermes(R) 900 offers a range of enhanced capabilities, from higher flight altitude (over 30,000 ft) to longer endurance and larger payload capacity. The system's unique multipurpose payload bay enables it to carry a wide variety of payloads in different shapes and sizes for quick "conversion" between various payload configurations.
The common unified ground control station (UGCS) and the shared software architecture and training programs, allows the Hermes(R) 900 to offer seamless integration for existing Hermes(R) 450 users, enhancing operational flexibility and cost effectiveness.
Joseph Ackerman, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented: "We are very proud of the Hermes(R) 900 selection, a major milestone in our UAS activity, following the Israeli Defense Forces' Hermes(R) 900 order". Ackerman added: "The selection attests to the customer's trust in our cutting edge UAS technology and further strengthens our position as a world leading UAS supplier. We hope that other international customers will follow in selecting the Hermes(R) 900 as their preferred solution."
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, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military 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.
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