Elbit Systems of America to Showcase Proven, Affordable Global Solutions for "America's Army" at AUSA 2013

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FORT WORTH, Texas, October 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. will present an array of cutting edge solutions designed to enhance the capabilities of the United States Armed Forces at the upcoming Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA), (booth #1139, Hall A) set to take place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC from October 21-23, 2013. With video presentations, product displays, and demonstrations Elbit Systems of America will depict the successful integration of systems available to empower the warfighter.

Vehicle Refurbishment and Upgrade

Elbit Systems of America's innovative solutions for land vehicle refurbishment and upgrades and aviation services are featured during AUSA. Through Elbit's San Antonio, TX Land Vehicle Center (LVC), non-operational military vehicles with obsolete technology and unserviceable equipment are restored to a fully capable mission state. Lean processes, a strong quality program, and a highly trained, flexible workforce provide the LVC the ability to deliver a cost effective value to its customers without diminishing quality.

Elbit Systems of America provides support solutions designed specifically to meet our customers' needs and expectations. Easy access to OEM support, fast repair turn-around times and online status reporting enable our customers to better enhance operational availability. Elbit Systems of America realizes our customers deserve a product support structure as stable and reliable as their tactical platforms. We provide combat-proven design, development, production, repair and life-cycle supportability solutions of mission critical systems for U.S. and Allied military tactical platforms. We also enhance customer capabilities by managing the repair and overhaul system support, as well as life cycle support for the full range of military electronics systems.

Located in San Antonio, Texas, Elbit Systems of America's subsidiary, M7 Aerospace, offers comprehensive, multi-site contractor logistics support, life cycle contractors and depot support for fleets operated by the United States military. M7 Aerospace brings world class capabilities in vehicle and avionics upgrades, special mission modifications, reset programs and airframe modification and repair for numerous aircraft platforms operated by both commercial and military customers. In addition to the LVC, M7 Aerospace offers a full suite of aviation services, including Aerostructure Manufacturing; Government Logistics Support Services; Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul; Engineering Services; Aircraft Parts and Support; and Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. M7 offers an integrated services solution approach to its government and commercial customers, crossing traditional market boundaries.

Real-Time Laboratories (RTL), another Elbit Systems of America subsidiary, has a strong reputation for designing, developing, and manufacturing hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-mechanical components and systems for various aircraft applications as well as tracked and wheeled armored vehicles for defense applications. RTL's primary products include hydraulic manifolds, valves and cylinders, electro-mechanical assemblies and integrated hydraulic/electronic systems. RTL also designs and produces various heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, nuclear, bacterial, and chemical (NBC) protection systems and Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), many of which will be on display during AUSA.

Integrated Systems and Enhanced Situational Awareness

Supporting our Army aviators, Elbit Systems of America will present the family of Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays (AMLCD), Mission Processors and the latest design in Large Area Displays (LAD). Revolutionizing the functionality of cockpits, the LAD is a panoramic high-definition display measuring up to 22". The LAD provides integrated high performance flight and mission graphics on a wider, slimmer, single screen. AUSA visitors to the Elbit Systems of America booth may also examine the Integrated Helmet & Display Sight System-21 (IHADSS-21) and participate in a cockpit demonstration which includes a Helmet Display and Tracker System with Degraded Visual Environment symbology. Elbit System of America provides enhanced situational awareness for the Army Aviation fleet with increased reliability and maintainability as well as integrated system solutions for advanced cockpit upgrades.

Elbit Systems of America's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) division will focus on the Skylark®  I-LE Block II. SkylarkI LE Block II is based on the operationally-proven Skylark I UAS, currently used by many coalition partners. The Skylark I- LE Block II version increases the system's operational range up to 10 miles and the endurance to approximately 3 hours. The system also features a unique gyroscopic-stabilized, gimbaled payload optimally integrated with algorithms derived from the larger Hermes® 450 UAS to enable auto-tracking of dynamic targets. A hand-launched unit, the Skylark I-LE UAS combines the characteristics normally reserved for larger UAS within the form-factor of a man-portable system.

Targeting & Communication Systems

Providing a range of fielded laser designators, from the Solider on the ground to attack helicopters to AC130 gunships, Elbit Systems of America's presentations highlight solutions for warfighters and ground combat vehicles. The Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Laser Target Designator (LTD) provides laser marking and designation for foot mobile soldiers while the Granite XR provides extended, long range reconnaissance surveillance and target acquisition. Also on display will be the Remote Weapon Station, LongRange Thermal Imager (LRTI), Micro Designator Marker, and TALOSTM. TALOS is unattended, low-cost ground radar providing real-time detection and tracking of humans and vehicles within a monitored area.

Elbit Systems of America provides high performance computing and communications products and capabilities including High Power Amplifiers (HPA), networking radios, intercoms, and data modems.  Featured at AUSA this year are a line of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) compatible amplifiers that include the newest Dual Avionics HPA, Dual SINCGARS HPA, and wideband amplifiers of reduced Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) consumption.  The Improved Data Modem (IDM) line also consists of very small, lightweight Universal and Personal Computer Improved Data Modem (UIDM/PCIDM) models. Both the UIDM and PCIDM provide an interface directly from a personal computer to a radio where data can now be transmitted using a tactical radio relay.

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland 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.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of 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 ("UAS"), 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, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com.

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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

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