Elbit Systems U.S. subsidiary to provide Mortar Fire Control Systems Integration to U.S Army

HAIFA, Israel, 16 May 2009. Elbit Systems Ltd.'s wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, won a contract from the U.S. Army for the Mortar Fire Control (MFC) Systems Integration program. The contract is a hybrid indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity-time and materials (ID/IQ-T&M) contract, which provides for orders up to $197.5 million amount over a five-year period.

The initial order under the contract is valued at approximately $22 million. Under the contract, Elbit Systems of America will perform systems integration, development, production, fielding, and support of the U.S. Army's Mortar Ballistic Computer and various types of Mortar Fire Control Systems, says a representative.

Work on this program will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and by several subcontractors across the United States.

Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer of Elbit Systems of America states, "Elbit Systems of America will be providing the Army with mortar fire control systems that increase accuracy and timely fires."

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