Army helicopter pilots will use displays from Elbit Systems

HAIFA, Israel, 6 Oct. 2005. Elbit Systems Ltd. reported today that it has been awarded a $57 million framework contract (IDIQ -- Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity contract) by the U.S. government to supply the ANVIS/HUD for U.S. Army utility helicopters and other DOD rotary-wing platforms.

Oct 6th, 2005

HAIFA, Israel, 6 Oct. 2005. Elbit Systems Ltd. reported today that it has been awarded a $57 million framework contract (IDIQ -- Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity contract) by the U.S. government to supply the ANVIS/HUD for U.S. Army utility helicopters and other DOD rotary-wing platforms.

Under this five-year contract, the Army may place purchase orders with EFW Inc. -- a division of Elbit Systems of America -- for ANVIS/HUD systems from time to time for up to the aggregate amount of the contract.

The ANVIS/HUD system provides a significant increase in situational awareness and safety by allowing the pilot to fly "head out of the cockpit" during night operations and projecting critical flight information into the night vision goggles' view. This system has been in operational use by U.S. Army, Navy / Marines and Air Force rotary wing pilots since the mid 1990's and is installed on most of these utility and special operations helicopter fleet platforms, including the H-60, CH-53 CH-47, CH-46, H-1, V-22 and others.

EFW Inc. also supplies the Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System (IHADSS) used to provide Army Apache attack helicopter pilots with helmet mounted night vision, flight data, and weapons targeting information.

Additionally, EFW with its VSI joint venture, provides the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) used in fixed wing fighter aircraft in the U.S. and other allied countries and is under contract to supply the highly advanced HMD system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

"This award will allow EFW to continue the supply of operationally excellent systems for US pilots to safely and effectively execute their night missions," said Rotorcraft Mission Systems Vice President Kelly Dameron.

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.elbit.co.il.

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