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AT&T Earns Texas Department of Information Resources Contract for Managed Security Services

DALLAS, Dec. 21, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) awarded AT&T* with a contract to offer managed security services statewide. The services include security monitoring and device management, risk and compliance testing, and incident response.

"Texas takes cybersecurity and data privacy threats very seriously. The wellbeing of many people depends on it. So, we must protect sensitive information and use necessary tools to educate and protect ourselves from attacks," said Stacey Napier, executive director, Texas Department of Information Resources. "DIR is committed to proactively strengthening our security services. And we're confident in securing Texans' private data and detecting potential threats faster."

We've worked with the State of Texas for 10 years to help state agencies and institutions address cybersecurity and data privacy issues. Through this new agreement, our security products are now available to additional state agencies, higher education institutions, cities and counties, special districts and school systems. These organizations can buy the security solutions through the DIR multisourcing service integrator. The system helps simplify order and fulfillment processes and saves costs.

The contract also helps agencies comply with the recently enacted Texas Cybersecurity Act. The legislation calls for added security assessments of Texas systems, additional cybersecurity training for state employees, and a review of state digital data storage.

AT&T cybersecurity solutions and services will help state agencies securely support their device, application and network operations. The solutions include analytics and security expertise to help reduce risk and offer more end-to-end security. And our integrated suite of cybersecurity tools and technologies can help state agencies detect, prevent and respond to threats quickly.

"Cybersecurity is a growing concern for the government and private sector. But Texas has taken action. It's implementing cybersecurity protocols and addressing threats to critical infrastructure through new initiatives," said Chris Roy, vice president, State, Local and Education, AT&T. "We're here as a resource to help the state secure its networks and data from attacks."

To learn more about AT&T State & Local Government, go to corp.att.com/stateandlocal/.

 

*About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We have the nation's largest and most reliable network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions.
AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.
© 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.


**Coverage not avail. everywhere. Based on overall coverage in U.S. licensed/roaming areas. Reliability based on voice and data performance from independent 3rd party data.

Axon Promotes Key Leaders to Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Information Security Officer


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and SEATTLE, Dec. 21, 2017-- Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, today announced two recent promotions for key leaders on the executive team. Josh Isner has been promoted to Chief Revenue Officer and Jenner Holden to Chief Information Security Officer. Isner and Holden will assume their new positions and responsibilities starting January 2018, to support Axon's strategic business initiatives.
Josh Isner, Chief Revenue Officer. Previously Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Isner will continue to lead global growth, customer service, professional services, and sales operations. Isner joined Axon in 2009 as a member of the Leadership and Development Program and has held a variety of roles within the company including Northeast Regional Sales Executive and VP of Evidence.com Sales. This year, Isner led Axon to record revenue and bookings both domestically and internationally.
Jenner Holden, Chief Information Security Officer. Previously Senior Vice President of Information Security, Holden will continue to oversee the information security program that protects Axon's systems and products, including the Evidence.com platform. Since joining Axon in 2013, Holden has been instrumental in building a company-wide culture of security. He has more than 12 years' experience evaluating and managing enterprise-level information security programs.
"These executives have made significant contributions to Axon and embody the great values that codify our company," says Axon CEO and founder, Rick Smith. "We're thrilled to have Jenner join the leadership team given his dedication to making the Axon network strong and secure for our customers. Josh continues to be a key strategic thinker with a great ability to drive bold sales initiatives."

About Axon
The Axon network is a network of devices, apps and people that helps law enforcement become smarter and safer. Our mission is to protect life. Our technologies give law enforcement the confidence, focus and time they need to keep their communities safe. Our products impact almost every aspect of an officer's day-to-day experience:

    •    In the field - Our Smart Weapons offer a less-lethal intermediate use of force response and our body-worn and in-car cameras collect video evidence to assist in capturing the truth of an incident; and our mobile applications enable simple evidence collection.
    •    At the station - Our secure, cloud-based digital evidence management solution allows officers and command staff to manage, review, share and process digital evidence using forensic, redaction, transcription, and other tools.
    •    In the courtroom - Our solutions for prosecutors make collaborating across jurisdictions and agencies easy so that cases can be resolved quickly.

We work hard for those who put themselves in harm's way for all of us. To date, there are more than 187,400 licensed users from around the world and more than 193,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with the Axon network of devices, apps and people. Learn more at www.axon.com or by calling (800) 978-2737.

Axon, the "Axon Delta" logo, Axon network, Axon Body 2, Axon Flex 2, Axon Signal, Smart Weapons, and Evidence.com are trademarks of Axon Enterprise, Inc., some of which are registered in the U.S. and other countries. For more information, visit www.axon.com/legal. All rights reserved.

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For investor relations information please contact Andrea James via email at [email protected]

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Another Success in the U.S. for the Cyberbit Range: Elbit Systems of America and Metropolitan State University Announce New Cyber Training and Simulation Center

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, announced that it will partner with Metropolitan State University to establish a new facility powered by the Cyberbit Range for the training and simulation of cybersecurity professionals at the Metropolitan State campus in Saint Paul, Minn.

Elbit Systems of America will provide the hardware, software, and technical expertise to operate the training and simulation environment. In turn, Metropolitan State will provide the facilities and expert instructors. The training program and Cyber Range is expected to commence training in the spring of 2018.

With reports of cyber-attacks on the rise and the demand for highly-qualified cybersecurity professionals greater than ever, Elbit Systems of America and Metropolitan State are addressing the challenges of accelerating the certification of new cybersecurity experts.

"We're pleased to partner with Metropolitan State to bring advanced training and simulation capabilities into the University's respected cyber lab," commented Raanan Horowitz, president and Chief Executive Officer of Elbit Systems of America. "Trainees will benefit from unique and realistic simulation to support their certification and, ultimately, allow them to focus on keeping America's infrastructures and businesses safe when they enter the workforce."

"I am very pleased to launch the partnership with Elbit Systems of America. This agreement brings a cutting edge cybersecurity simulation-based training center to Metropolitan State University and to the State of Minnesota," said Virginia Arthur, President of Metropolitan State University. "The new Cyber Range training facility, with its advanced cybersecurity curriculum, combined with Metropolitan State's business, education and government partnerships will effectively help to ensure that many more Minnesotans are fully prepared to meet the demands of 21st-century jobs. We are proud that through our work with Elbit Systems of America, we will position the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and the state of Minnesota to become a national center of excellence in cybersecurity education and practice."

The training and simulation center will be powered by the Cyberbit Range, a solution developed by Cyberbit, an Elbit Systems' subsidiary. Cyberbit Range is a widely-deployed cybersecurity training and simulation platform, currently training and certifying thousands of cybersecurity professionals in many training centers, including; RUAG in Switzerland, IABG in Germany; Ni Cybersecurity in Tokyo, Japan; ST Electronics in Singapore; Regent University in Virginia, US; The Baltimore Cyber Range in Maryland, US; and most recently ISE Systems in France. Cyberbit Range provides an up-to-date selection of simulated attack and ransomware scenarios. Trainees operate in real-life settings by accurately replicating their network setup, using their actual security tools and simulating their typical network traffic. The Cyberbit Range also includes a virtual and physical ICS/SCADA network training and cross-functional executive training.

About Metropolitan State University  
Metropolitan State University, a member of Minnesota State, is the Twin Cities public, urban, comprehensive state university providing lifelong learning, and competitive academic and professional degree programs at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The university's brand new Science Education Center includes 6,000 square feet of classroom space and 19,500 square feet of lab space, greatly expanding Metropolitan State's capacity to provide extraordinary science education. For more information, contact Kyle Swanson, dean of the College of Sciences, at (651) 793-1681 or email [email protected]

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: ESLT) (TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com 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: http://www.elbitsystems.com or follow us on Twitter.

Trademarks
Elbit Systems of America and other trademarks, service marks and logos are registered or unregistered marks of Elbit Systems of America companies in the United States and in foreign countries.  Copyright © 2017 Elbit Systems of America. All rights reserved.

Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking 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.  Forward-looking 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 forward-looking 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 forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

TechMIS Awarded Department of Veterans Affairs VECTOR Contract

DADE CITY, Fla., Dec. 21, 2017 -- TechMIS has received an award on the Veteran Enterprise Contracting for Transformation and Operational Readiness (VECTOR) IDIQ contract.  The Department of Veterans Affairs intends VECTOR to streamline contracting with Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and support critical VA missions.

TechMIS is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with trademarked, proven processes to take programs from conception to planning and through execution, building on the lessons of previous efforts to ensure continuous learning and program improvement.  Our process is in already in use at the Department of Veterans Affairs and also at the Departments of Defense, Labor, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Homeland Security.

We start by analyzing program goals to inform schedules, identify risks, shape budgets and enable agile response to changes in the program or the environment.  We call this process Start Better, Get Better, Stay Better® which includes upfront analysis of requirements and goals including analysis of similar, recent VA and industry programs to gather Lessons Learned and Best Practices; Forecasting performance, schedule, risks, budget, based on that up-front analysis and the program goals; Identification and inclusion of internal and external stakeholders; Continuous Assessment by means of relevant Measures of Performance and Effectiveness; Continuous Monitoring with non-obtrusive monitoring techniques including automated data collection, surrogate indicator tracking, economic and social assessments as well as with face-to-face and remote surveys; Continuous Learning; and the Capture and Sharing of Lessons Learned.

We developed the Start Better, Get Better, Stay Better® process to improve program and project management in Department of Veterans Affairs and some of the most critical Department of Defense organizations: the Joint Staff, Special Operations Command and the US Marine Corps. We have also applied it to the Departments of Labor, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Homeland Security.

"As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business we are excited to expand our support to the Department of Veterans Affairs through the VECTOR contract." said Dr. Steven Mains, Chief Executive Officer of TechMIS.  "We are confident our trademarked tools and procedures, along with our rigorous, common-sense approach to tackling tough problems, will continue to provide high value to the VA as they support Veterans and their families."
About TechMIS
TechMIS (www.techmis.com), incorporated in the year 2000, is a world leader in knowledge management, media monitoring, cyber security, and systems engineering.

SteelCloud Simplifies DFARS NIST 800-171 Compliance for DOD Mission Partners

SteelCloud LLC announced today the selection and successful implementation of ConfigOS, its patented STIG remediation software, by integrators and consultants to address the requirements of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to comply with NIST SP 800-171. This NIST mandate requires the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) by dictating that contractor infrastructures comply with the DISA STIGs.

“We have seen that STIG compliance, required by NIST 800-171, has had a significant impact on DoD contractors, especially those that have not had to deal with STIGs before,” said Brian Hajost, SteelCloud President and CEO. “Our ConfigOS software has greatly simplified both the upfront hardening and ongoing STIG maintenance. Our DoD mission partner customers have been attracted to ConfigOS because they have gotten concrete results the very first day. ConfigOS is the perfect solution for automating STIGs, no matter whether our customer has thousands of endpoints or just a handful.”

ConfigOS is currently implemented in classified and unclassified environments, tactical programs, disconnected labs, and the AWS commercial cloud. ConfigOS is client-less technology, requiring no software agents. ConfigOS scans endpoint systems and remediates hundreds of STIG controls in under 90 seconds. Automated remediation rollback as well as comprehensive compliance reporting and STIG Viewer XCCDF output are provided. ConfigOS was designed to harden every CAT 1/2/3 STIG control around an application baseline in 60 minutes - typically eliminating weeks or months from the RMF accreditation timeline. ConfigOS automates the incorporation of documented policy waivers to ensure flawless automated STIG remediation and compliance reporting.

ConfigOS addresses Microsoft Windows workstation and server operating systems together with application components such as SQL, IIS, IE, Chrome, and all of the Microsoft Office components including Office 2016. ConfigOS remediates all user profiles in a single pass, providing significant benefits when transitioning to Windows 10. Additionally, the same instance of ConfigOS addresses Linux STIG remediation for Red Hat 5/6/7, CENTOS, SUSE, Ubuntu, and Oracle Linux. ConfigOS content includes over 10,000 STIG and CIS controls.

To receive more information on ConfigOS, please contact SteelCloud at [email protected]. Video demonstrations of ConfigOS Windows and Linux STIG remediation are available on the Company’s website, www.steelcloud.com, under the “Demos” tab.

About SteelCloud

SteelCloud develops STIG and CIS compliance software for government customers and those technology providers that support the government. Our products automate policy and security remediation by reducing the complexity, effort, and expense of meeting government security mandates. SteelCloud has delivered security policy-compliant solutions to military components around the world which simplify implementation and ongoing security and mission support. SteelCloud products are easy to license through our GSA Schedule 70 contract. SteelCloud can be reached at (703) 674-5500. Additional information is available at www.steelcloud.com or by email at [email protected].

 

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Block MEMS is Selected to Participate in the JE-RDAP $8 Billion Government Contract for the Development and Sale of Chemical and Biological Detection Equipment

Block MEMS, LLC (Block) has been selected to participate in an $8,276,161,000 contract for Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition, Production and Procurement (JE-RDAP) program to support research and development of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives defense systems, capabilities, equipment, supplies and material. The JE-RDAP is an enterprise-wide omnibus Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle awarded by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) and will be used to execute activities related to their mission to protect the nation against Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Block's products are based on the use of Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy for detection of Chemical Threats and fit well within the scope of the JE-RDAP. They include: (a) PORTHOS™, a long (5 km), standoff detection, passive FTIR system, (b) LaserWarn™, a Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) based chemical detection system for large, critical infrastructure monitoring, (c) LaserSense™, a QCL-based, point sensor that can detect gaseous/vapor threats and, (d) LaserTune™, a QCL-based Mid-Infrared Source for development of new chemical detection technologies.

Dr. Petros Kotidis, Block's CEO, commented, "Block is very pleased to receive the JE-RDAP Award and be selected as one of the providers of Chemical Detection Solutions. We feel that this award is a recognition of the significant value offered by our products, which are deployed to protect our warfighters, assist our intelligence community and save the lives of our fellow citizens. Block has been supporting the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security for decades and we are committed to continue serving our customers in the future under the JE-RDAP Program."

Dr. Dan Cavicchio, Block's Executive Chairman and Co-Owner, added. "Weapons of Mass Destruction are proliferating and the threats are becoming more and more complex every day, as put forth in the President's recent National Security Strategy. Block has significant technical capabilities and decades long experience with sophisticated instruments for protection against such threats. We are honored to be awarded the JE-RDAP and we look forward to working with the JPEO-CBD."

About Block MEMS LLC:

Block MEMS, LLC is an engineering, development and production company focusing on the R&D and manufacturing of high performance Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) and FTIR spectrometers. Block MEMS has been awarded numerous government contracts over the past decade for the application of its technologies toward the detection of explosives, buried IEDs, chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial materials and chemical clouds. Both standoff and sampling systems have been developed and delivered to the government for additional testing and evaluation. For example, Block's PORTHOS™ is a man-portable, passive FTIR spectrometer system that remotely detects chemical threats as far as three miles away and protects against chemical warfare agents and weapons of mass destruction. LaserWarn™ is a QCL-based system that is used to protect critical facilities against chemical attacks by establishing a "chemical trip-wire" using eye-safe laser beams.

SuperCom Secures Contract to Deploy Electronic Monitoring Suite in Western Kentucky

SuperCom (SPCB), a global provider of secure solutions for the e-government, public safety, healthcare, and finance sectors, has secured a contract to provide its PureSecurity Electronic Monitoring (EM) suite of GPS and home detention offender tracking and monitoring solutions in Western Kentucky.

 

The program will provide much needed private full-service EM services to courts and jails in the Western Kentucky region. In the initial deployment stage, SuperCom will work with the customer to develop rules and procedures, provide training, and assist in the environment build-out. SuperCom expects to complete initial deployment and start generating steady-state recurring revenue in Q1 2018.

"This new win demonstrates the continued strong demand for SuperCom's secure, flexible hardware and software offender tracking products," said Ordan Trabelsi, President of SuperCom Americas. "Western Kentucky marks not just our eighth EM project currently underway, but also our third new U.S. deployment this quarter alone. By carefully listening to the needs of our customers, we have been able to deliver both the features and functionality required to adapt and successfully serve the growing EM market. Our customers are quickly realizing the added value of our technology upon evaluation and deployment, which has been leading to greater overall satisfaction and performance in their businesses."

SuperCom's PureSecurity Suite is a best-of-breed electronic monitoring and tracking platform, which contains a comprehensive set of innovative features, including smart phone integration, secure communication, advanced security, anti-tamper mechanisms, fingerprint biometrics, voice communication, unique touch screens and extended battery life.

 

About SuperCom

Since 1988, SuperCom has been a global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secure Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation. For more information, visit www.supercom.com.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking 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. Statements preceded or followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "projects", "estimates", "plans", and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would", "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. Forward-looking statements in this release also include statements about business and economic trends. Investors should also consider the areas of risk described under the heading "Forward Looking Statements" and those factors captioned as "Risk Factors" in the Company's periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or in connection with any forward-looking statements that may be made by the Company. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements arising from the annual audit by management and the Company's independent auditors. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release.

 

SuperCom Corporate Contact:
Ordan Trabelsi, President Americas
Tel: 1 212 675 4606
[email protected]

Lockheed Martin Receives U.S. Air Force Contract with $961 Million Ceiling to Sustain, Upgrade Sniper Pods

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 20, 2017 -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract to provide sustainment and upgrades for its fleet of 683 Sniper ® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP).

Valued at up to $961 million, the five-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract allows the Air Force to place orders for logistics, spares, software and sensor enhancements, among other activities.

"This contract enables us to respond promptly to the needs of our warfighters, including maintaining Sniper's availability and reliability rates while advancing capabilities through pod upgrades," said Nicole Visosky, U.S. Air Force program manager. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with Lockheed Martin."

"Sniper's availability, reliability and performance are critical to the U.S. Air Force and warfighters worldwide," said Paul Lemmo, vice president of Fire Control/Special Operations Forces Contractor Logistics Support Services at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "We are proud to continue partnering with the U.S. Air Force to deliver our most advanced targeting technology and support ongoing operations."

Sniper ATP detects, identifies, automatically tracks and laser-designates small tactical targets at long ranges. It also supports employment of all laser- and GPS-guided weapons against multiple fixed and moving targets.

Sniper ATP has been chosen by the U.S. Air Force and 25 international customers. It is interoperable across multiple platforms, including multinational F-2, F-15, F-16, F-18, A-10, B-1, B-52 and Typhoon aircraft.

 

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services

Elbit Systems U.S. Subsidiary to Provide DynCorp International With LCCS for the U.S. Army's C-26 and UC-35 Aircraft Fleet

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) (TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC ("ESA"), through its wholly-owned subsidiary M7 Aerospace LP ("M7 Aerospace"), was awarded a contract from DynCorp International Inc. to provide Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) for the U.S. Army's C-26 and UC-35 aircraft fleet. The award is for a one-year base period of up to $25 million and additional five single year option periods. If all options are exercised, the total contract value will be up to $176 million. Services will be managed in San Antonio, Texas.

This contract reinforces ESA's U.S. market position as a leading provider of life-cycle support for aircraft and ground platforms. ESA offers a full range of reliable sustainment and support solutions. These include contractor logistics support (CLS) and engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. ESA has a 25-year history of providing support to U.S. military customers while M7 Aerospace consistently earns exceptionally high mission capable ratings on its CLS programs.

"ESA is a trusted, proven supplier of sustainment and support solutions for many U.S aircraft and land vehicles," said Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. "We bring a commitment to listen and work closely with our customers and then deliver exceptional turn-key logistics solutions to support their missions."

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: http://www.elbitsystems.com follow us on Twitter or visit our official Youtube Channel.

This press release contains forward-looking 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.  Forward-looking 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 forward-looking 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 forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Elbit Systems Ltd., its logo, brand, product, service and process names appearing in this Press Release are the trademarks or service marks of Elbit Systems Ltd. or its affiliated companies.  All other brand, product, service and process names appearing are the trademarks of their respective holders. Reference to or use of a product, service or process other than those of Elbit Systems Ltd. does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation or sponsorship of that product, service or process by Elbit Systems Ltd. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of Elbit Systems Ltd. or any third party, except as expressly granted herein.

 

Sikorsky Notified that the City of San Diego Intends to Purchase an S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopter for Firefighting and Search and Rescue

STRATFORD, Conn., Dec. 18, 2017 -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, received notice that the City of San Diego intends to award a contract for one S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopter in a baseline configuration. The San Diego City Council voted last Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to approve the purchase.

A Firehawk helicopter performs aerial firefighting and additionally, can plan missions and direct other firefighting aircraft, and provide emergency medical service transport, search and rescue, and logistic support. Once modified by a specialist outfitter in 2018, it will be equipped with a 1,000-gallon (3,785-liter) water tank, extended landing gear, single pilot cockpit layout and a medically-equipped interior.

The Firehawk™ configuration of the Black Hawk is the most capable multi-mission, firefighting helicopter available, with proven military grade capabilities, said Brian Fennessy, Fire Chief for the City of San Diego. "Fires are spreading faster and getting larger. The need for aircraft to carry more water has become critical." 

Compared to LA County's three existing S-70A model Firehawk aircraft, the S-70i variant includes wide chord rotor blades for increased payload and maneuverability, enhanced engine power, a stronger airframe, a digital cockpit with flight management system for enhanced situation awareness, and an Integrated Vehicle Health Management System to monitor the aircraft's operational health.  Among improved safety features, the S-70i aircraft includes a terrain and obstacle avoidance system that alerts aircrew to the proximity of potential hazards on the ground.

"When configured for its aerial firefighting mission, the Firehawk helicopter will give the City of San Diego a state-of-the-art platform proven to fight fires from the air and perform other life-saving missions," said Dan Schultz, president of Sikorsky. "This aircraft's military pedigree, unique equipment and advanced onboard systems will enable San Diego to perform these high endurance missions with safety and reliability. Welcome San Diego firefighters to the Sikorsky helicopter family."

"As wildfires continue to ravage our state, we must do everything in our power to make sure the San Diego region is as prepared as possible for the next major fire," said Mayor of San Diego Kevin L. Faulconer. "We must continue to ensure our firefighters have the most advanced tools at their disposal to keep San Diegans safe. This new Firehawk helicopter is going to take our aerial firefighting capabilities to the next level."

Sikorsky supports the critical mission of the City of San Diego Fire Department with an all new S-70i Black Hawk aircraft, available direct from Sikorsky in the U.S. Customers can order aircraft with mission specific kits and accessories customized to specific preferences.  The City of San Diego will become the second jurisdiction to order the Firehawk this year after an order for two S-70 aircraft from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. 

Black Hawk is a registered trademark of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company.

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