Elbit Systems to build UAVs for Turkish army

HAIFA, Israel, 1 Sept. 2005. Elbit Systems Ltd. announced it will begin a contract to supply the Turkish Army with unmanned air vehicle (UAV) systems.

HAIFA, Israel, 1 Sept. 2005. Elbit Systems Ltd. announced it will begin a contract to supply the Turkish Army with unmanned air vehicle (UAV) systems.

Elbit will perform the work through IUP, an equally-owned partnership between Elbit Systems and Israel Aircraft Industries. According to the original contract signed in May 2005, IUP will act as the major subcontractor to the TUSAS Aerospace Industry for this program and will deliver the UAV systems to the Turkish MOD over a three-year period.

IUP's contract is valued at $150 million, to be divided equally between Elbit Systems and IAI. The UAV systems will be operated by the Turkish Armed Forces.

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related programs throughout the world, in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), advanced electro-optic and space technologies. The company focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms and developing new technologies for defense and homeland security applications. For more information, see www.elbitsystems.com.

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