U-TacS, a Subsidiary of Elbit Systems and Thales, Awarded $70 Million Follow-on Order to Provide ISTAR Capability for UK Armed Forces

HAIFA, Israel, Oct. 24

Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: ESLT) announced  that its  UK  company with Thales UK - UAS Tactical Systems Ltd. (U-TacS) has been awarded by Thales UK a follow-on Urgent Operating Capability (UOR) contract worth approximately $70 million to provide an Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) support capability for the UK Armed Forces. The contract will be performed over the next one and a half years.

As was the case with the previous U-TacS UOR contracts, awarded in 2007 and 2009, this contract also includes the provision and support of Hermes® 450 UAS systems, as well as training for UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) staff in the use and maintenance of the system, and the provision of contractor logistic support (CLS) and program management services. This work will be managed by U-TacS located in Leicester, UK.

The President and CEO of Elbit Systems, Joseph Ackerman said: "Hermes® 450 continues to make a significant contribution to UK operations, under very demanding circumstances, achieving exceptionally high levels of operational availability".

U-TacS is held 51% by Elbit Systems with the balance being owned by Thales UK.

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.

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