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The new capabilities will allow the upgraded aircraft to meet international commercial airspace management standard CNS/ATM
The aircraft will feature a new digital cockpit, head-up display and radar system
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Israel Ministry of Defense (“IMOD”), valued at approximately $15 million, to upgrade the Israeli Air Force’s (“IAF”) C-130H (Hercules) transport aircraft. The contract will be performed over a two-year period. Elbit Systems will supply the IAF with additional C-130H capabilities, as a follow-on to a previous IMOD contract signed in 2012. The new capabilities will allow the aircraft to meet the stringent international CNS/ATM (Communications Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management) standard and operate in commercial airspace.
Yoram Shmuely, Elbit Systems Aerospace Division’s General Manager, commented: “We are proud to supply the IAF with new capabilities to meet demanding international standards. We have witnessed a growing demand for operability of transport aircraft in commercial airspace and trust that further customers will require similar capabilities for their transport fleets.”
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, signal intelligence (“SIGINT”) systems, data links and 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, including training and simulation systems.
For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com
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SOURCE Elbit Systems Ltd