Elbit Systems to Supply an Asian Customer With Live Training System Valued at $10 Million

HAIFA, Israel , December 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) announced that it was awarded a contract by an Asian country for the supply of a "Live Training System" valued at $10 million . The system will be delivered to the...


HAIFA, Israel , December 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) announced that it was awarded a contract by an Asian country for the supply of a "Live Training System" valued at $10 million. The system will be delivered to the customer during 2010.

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The new system is designated to train a brigade combat team including infantry forces, armored forces and support forces (artillery and air defense). Virtual elements are integrated into the live training for enriching the battlefield display, as well as video capabilities for improving control and debrief.

The live training system is mobile and can be rapidly deployed in various training areas with various sizes and features, and enables training in urban scenarios as well. The capability to execute a training activity in the area itself, while utilizing the operational weapons and platforms, without using live ammunition, allows the trainee to acquire experience and skills in field conditions while saving training time and ammunition costs.

Ran Hellerstein, Joint General Manager of Elbit Systems' Aerospace Division said: "Wining this project positions Elbit Systems as a leading supplier in the field of trainers and simulators. We anticipate growing interest among our global clients in acquiring similar systems."

Elbit Systems operates in the Trainers market for all military activity areas, for air, land and sea, in Israel and worldwide. The company relies on its cutting-edge technological capabilities, especially in the software development area for complex systematic projects, and on its worldwide leadership in military platforms upgrade.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related 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 air vehicle (UAV) systems, 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 and developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications.

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.

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