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January 18, 2013

Elbit Systems of America to provide U.S. Army with Skylark® I LE, Block 2

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., has been selected for award by the U.S. Army ACC-APG, Natick Contracting Division on behalf of the Small Unmanned Aircraft System Product Office.

Elbit Systems of America was selected with four other companies to provide the full spectrum of SUAS products. The scope of the award includes providing support and capability upgrades to current systems fielded by the U.S. Army including the RQ-11B Raven and the RQ-20A Puma. In addition, the customer has the option to procure the Elbit Systems of America Skylark® I-LE Block II as an alternative Medium and Long-Range SUAS to meet anticipated future requirements.

Although this is a selection for award, the customer has no definitive purchasing obligation. The total aggregate potential value of all delivery orders to be awarded to all five companies under this award is $248 million.

As part of this requirement, Elbit System of America will provide the U.S. Army with the Skylark® I-LE Block II, a long-range SUAS with the capabilities normally associated with a larger class unmanned system. Skylark® I-LE Block II features include an increased thrust-to-weight ratio for hand launch and aerodynamic performance in severe environments, the incorporation of an open system data link making the Skylark Ground Control Station agnostic, and the integration of the next generation EO/IR payload for both day and night operation.

“The innovative solutions found in the Skylark® I-LE Block II, offer more mission flexibility, enabling the Skylark to fly higher without degradation of imagery. These discriminating capabilities are designed to meet the military challenges of today and in the future,” stated Elbit Systems of America President and CEO, Raanan Horowitz. “Our mission is to provide solutions that protect and save lives. The Skylark® I-LE Block II is designed to meet the needs of our warfighters so they may successfully complete their missions.”

 




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