Elbit Systems Wins $200 Million Contract to Supply Helicopter Body Suits to Asia-Pacific Country
HAIFA, Israel, November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) (TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) today announced that it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $200 million provide electronic warfare and airborne laser technology to protect a country’s military helicopters Asia Pacific. The contract will be executed over a period of four years.
Under the contract, Elbit Systems will provide self-protection suites consisting of the Airborne Passive Infrared Warning Systems (PAWS IR) and Direct Infrared Mini-MUSIC Countermeasure Systems (DIRCM). These protective suites are designed to increase the survivability and mission effectiveness of helicopters in arenas threatened by shoulder-fired heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles. The protection suites to be provided will be installed on board the attack and utility helicopters.
MUSIC DIRCM systems have been selected by many customers around the world to date.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented: “There is a growing demand across the world for airborne protection solutions as aircraft, especially helicopters, face an increasing threat from anti-aircraft missiles. Our portfolio of sophisticated yet mature capabilities positions us well to meet this growing need.
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high-tech company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs around 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-optical space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data link and communication systems, radios, cyberspace-based systems and munitions. The Company is also focused on upgrading existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training systems and simulation.
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Joseph Gaspar, Senior Vice President – Business Management
Yaacov (Kobi) Kagan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Rami Myerson, Director, Investor Relations
David Vaaknin, Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications
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