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Elbit Systems of America’s Integrated Fixed Tower Program Named Most Notable Border Security Program

FORT WORTH, Texas, August 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was recently named the winner of the Most Notable Border Security Program Award by Government Security News (GSN) for the Integrated Fixed Tower deployment to the United States Border Patrol. The Border Security award is one of the awards GSN presents annually to recognize "top leaders in new technologies and innovative security strategies" for Airport, Seaport, and Border Security.

"Elbit Systems of America appreciates the recognition received by Government Security News for the Integrated Fixed Towers (IFT) program," commented Elbit Systems of America President and CEO Raanan Horowitz. "The GSN award is further evidence acknowledging the impact of our border security solutions and our commitment to being a key partner to the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection and the United States Border Patrol," continued Horowitz. "We have a proven history of delivering effective solutions and have made border security a long-term strategic focus, leveraging the latest technologies to solve the most difficult problems for the safety and security of the nation."

Elbit Systems of America's initial deployment of the IFT in the Nogales Arizona Area of Responsibility (AoR), was certified earlier this year by the then Acting Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, based on a review of "test results and agent feedback, confirming that the IFT system adds surveillance capability, increasing situational awareness and officer safety."  The second system is now being deployed in the Douglas Arizona AoR.

As the prime contractor, Elbit Systems of America integrates state-of-the-art sensors with a robust and flexible command and control system and human-machine interface specifically adapted to the Border Patrol's operational needs. The system ensures a high degree of reliability in the demanding desert environment of the southwest border. The IFT system deployed in the Nogales AoR has been in 24/7 operation since August 2015 and provides Border Patrol Agents a high level of operational availability for increased awareness.

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, cyber 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 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.

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Forward Looking Statement 

This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current fact.  Forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions.  Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict.  Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings.  The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Contact: Shari Clarkson | +1-682-286-2363 | sharon.clarkson@elbitsystems-us.com

SOURCE Elbit Systems of America, LLC