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Elbit Systems of America Presents UAS Capabilities at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 1, 2017) – Elbit Systems of America, LLC, will highlight unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) capabilities at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s XPONENTIAL. The event will take place May 8-11, 2017 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Elbit Systems of America’s exhibit will be located at booth 2830.

As a global innovator in the use of unmanned aircraft systems, Elbit Systems of America’s parent company, Elbit Systems Ltd., has logged hundreds of thousands of mission flight hours with systems such as the Hermes 450 TM and Skylark TM I-LE. Elbit Systems of America has adapted these units to U.S.-unique operational requirements by incorporating new electronics, sensors, command and control, and mission packages. The results are low risk, low cost, unmanned systems that are tailored to meet diverse requirements.

“Elbit Systems is a proven global leader in advancing UAS technology and innovative applications,” said Raanan Horowitz, president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. “We continue to demonstrate the extensive UAS capabilities our company has to offer across a broad range of applications, including emerging commercial applications such as precision agriculture and storm damage assessment of power lines.”

UAS capabilities and solutions being highlighted at XPONENTIAL include:

  • Versatility in a Small Package. The Vidar is a small, fixed-wing UAS. It features a universal payload mounting system that supports multiple types of vertically-mounted payloads during any deployment. Designed to be waterproof and durable, Vidar offers a small logistical footprint when launched by hand or by pneumatic launcher. Landings feature a low altitude deep-stall maneuver followed by the deployment of landing gear prior to touchdown.

  • Advanced Aerial Observation. Designed for commercial and military applications, the THOR and NOX are multi-rotor UAS with vertical take-off and landing capabilities. These unique UAS allow for quick deployment and advanced aerial observation.

  • Commercial UAS. Equipped with advanced sensors and high resolution cameras, our Large Scale UAS are capable of covering large areas at high scan rates, providing timely high resolution crop data from a high altitude. The large UAS is also capable of long endurance flights. In collaboration with our partners, Elbit Systems of America works with farmers to gather and analyze data to improve crop management, efficiency and yield. Elbit Systems of America also collaborates with other end-users and partners to provide capabilities for other commercial applications. 

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC 
Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: or follow us on Twitter.

About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial 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, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems. For additional information, visit: or follow us on Twitter.

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This press release contains forwardlooking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current fact.  Forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions.  Forwardlooking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict.  Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forwardlooking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings.  The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.’s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forwardlooking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.


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