Elbit wins Boeing Excellence Award for Apache Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System

Elbit wins Boeing Excellence Award for Apache Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System

3-Mar-2010 Source: Elbit Systems

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, March 3, 2010 – Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:  ESLT)  has been awarded the Silver Level of recognition by The Boeing Company for superior performance in 2009.

Elbit Systems of America, Service and Support Solutions’ (International Enterprises, Inc.) repair facility in Warner Robins, Georgia earned the recognition for product support work performed on the Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS). The IHADSS system is used on the U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters and provides the pilot and co-pilot information from the Forward-Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensors which are part of the helicopter’s Target Acquisition and Designation System/Pilot’s Night Vision System (TADS/PNVS). The IHADSS enables night navigation or navigation under adverse weather conditions, while its electro-optics head tracking system controls the movement of aircraft sensors and weapons. Elbit Systems of America, through its Services and Support business unit provides worldwide depot repair capabilities for all IHADSS systems for both the U.S. Army and international users around the globe.

The award is based on criteria implemented by The Boeing Company including, maintaining a minimum Silver Composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2008 to Sept. 30, 2009. This year, Boeing recognized 486 suppliers wherica, Service and Support Solutions’ (International Enterprises, Inc.) repair facility in Warner Robins, Georgia earned the recognition for product support work performed on the Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS). The IHADSS system is used on the U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters and provides the pilot and co-pilot information from the Forward-Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensors which are part of the helicopter’s Target Acquisition and Designation System/Pilot’s Night Vision System (TADS/PNVS). The IHADSS enables night navigation or navigation under adverse weather conditions, while its electro-optics head tracking system controls the movement of aircraft sensors and weapons. Elbit Systems of America, through its Services and Support business unit provides worldwide depot repair capabilities for all IHADSS systems for both the U.S. Army and international users around the globe.

The award is based on criteria implemented by The Boeing Company including, maintaining a minimum Silver Composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2008 to Sept. 30, 2009. This year, Boeing recognized 486 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or a Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Additionally, Elbit Systems of America is eligible to be named The Boeing Company Supplier of the Year.

Elbit Systems of America, President and Chief Executive Officer, Raanan Horowitz stated, “We are proud to receive this recognition from Boeing. This selection is the result of our commitment and focus on the needs of our customers. Our objective is to provide customers with comprehensive solutions including quality products, service and support that are essential for critical missions.”

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, 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: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications.
About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related 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

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