On August 17, 2017, the Company confirmed, in an answer to media inquiries, that on August 7, 2017, a jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found Hughes Network Systems, LLC, to have infringed one of its patent, which generally relates to high-speed satellite communications, U.S. Patent No. 6,240,073.
On August 29, 2017, the Company announced that it was awarded an approximately $93 million contract from an Asia-Pacific country to upgrade its F-5 aircraft fleet. The contract will be performed over a three-year period. Under the upgrade contract, Elbit Systems will supply the F-5 with cutting edge systems, including Head-Up Displays (HUDs), an advanced cockpit, radars, weapon delivery and navigation systems, as well as DASH IV Head Mounted Systems.
On September 4, 2017, the Company announced that it was awarded an approximately $11 million contract for the supply of an integrated maritime C4ISR system to an Asia-Pacific navy. The contract, to be performed over a two-year period, will include interconnected coastal sensor towers, naval command centers and maritime C4I capabilities, as well as ongoing maintenance. The project will support commanders and other users (headquarters, command centers, coastal observation posts and vessels) throughout routine and special operations and will also be used for training and simulation.
On September 12, 2017, the Company announced that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) contract to provide a tower and in-fill radar system that supplies a complete capability to detect flying objects in highly cluttered environments. The contract, in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems, will be performed in Texas.
On September 18, 2017, the Company announced that it will reorganize the business of CYBERBIT Solutions Ltd., its wholly-owned subsidiary. The defense Cyber Intelligence and Cyber Security business will be integrated with Elbit Systems Land and C4I Division, and the commercial cyber business will continue to operate under CYBERBIT Ltd. The reorganization will become effective as of January 1, 2018.
On September 26, 2017, the Company announced that it was awarded a contract, in an amount of $240 million, to provide a wide array of defense electronic systems to a country in Africa. The contract, which will be performed over a two-year period, is comprised of Directed Infra-red Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems to protect aircraft from shoulder fired missiles (Man Portable Air Defense Systems -MANPADS), based on passive IR (Infrared) systems, and includes Missile Warning Systems (MWS), radio and communication systems, land systems, mini-UAS systems and a helicopter upgrade.
On September 27, 2017, the Company announced that it was awarded an approximately $300 million contract, for the supply of command and control systems to a customer in Asia-Pacific. The project will be performed over a three-year period.
On October 3, 2017, the Company announced that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a $31.5 million additional component contract by the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime to provide Aviator Night Vision Imaging System Head-Up Displays (ANVIS HUD). Work will be performed over a two-year period.