FORT WORTH, Texas, September 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) awarded Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a contract to provide an in-fill radar system and tower. The amount of the award is not material to Elbit Systems Ltd, the parent company of Elbit Systems of America. The work is being performed in Texas.
"U.S. Customs and Border Protection will soon have another important capability helping secure our southwest border," said Raanan Horowitz, CEO and President, Elbit Systems of America. "This contract allows us to directly support CBP Air and Marine Operations and extend our border security solutions into the air domain."
Elbit Systems of America, LLC, has partnered with C Speed, LLC to incorporate its LightWave Radar technology used for detecting small and low-flying airborne threats in a high clutter environment. C Speed's LightWave radar has also been deployed worldwide to mitigate the effects of wind turbine clutter in similar environments.
"C Speed continually incorporates its state-of-the-art technology into its ground-based radar systems and subsystems." explained David Lysack, President and Chief Executive Officer of C Speed. "This opportunity allows us to provide new capabilities and enhanced performance for our customers while leveraging our field proven architecture and 25 years of operational experience."
This program is another example of Elbit Systems of America delivering solutions supporting CBP's mission to protect U.S. borders. Separately, the company is the prime contractor and system integrator for the Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT) system, currently deployed along the Arizona border. Elbit Systems of America furnishes the sensor towers with radar, day/night cameras, and command & control software that correlates sensor information to provide a single operating picture. Information from the towers is networked into Border Patrol Station Command and Control Centers. This system increases situational awareness for Border Patrol Agents. The IFT's high reliability and proven contractor logistics support provides CBP with 24/7 surveillance coverage.
For a quarter of a century, employees of Elbit Systems of America have been entrusted with performing high-quality work knowing that it protects and saves lives. In addition to providing value-added Homeland Security solutions, the company also provides advanced capabilities for our nation's military, commercial pilots, sustainment and support solutions, as well as life-saving medical instrumentation technologies.
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 defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, 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: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter .
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial 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, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.
For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com or follow us on Twitter.
About C Speed, LLC
C Speed is a provider of innovative technology solutions addressing Homeland Security, Defense, Air Traffic Control, Medical, Industrial and Test and Measurement applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.cspeed.com or for more information on C Speed's LightWave Radar, visit: http://www.LightWaveRadar.com .
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