Elbit Systems to Launch a Self Protection System for UAS at the Upcoming Paris Air Show 2013

Elbit Systems EW and Sigint – Elisra will launch at the Paris Air Show a self protection Electronic Warfare (EW) system, well suited for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Improving the UAS’ survivability, the SPS-65V5 system is based on Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra's ("Elisra") vast experience in the development of systems installed onboard other platforms such as fighters, helicopters and utility aircraft, already in operational use by the Israeli Air Force and other customers worldwide.

Edgar Maimon, General Manager of Elisra, commented: "The increased global use of UAS is accompanied by a growing demand for survivability capabilities for these platforms, enabling protection of both the mission and the platform itself, as well as the unique and valuable sensors carried onboard. Maimon added: "The range of sensors included in this new protection system will also contribute to and enhance the UAS’ intelligence gathering capabilities. Like other UAS-related systems developed by Elisra, the new protection system complements other Elbit Systems’ developments, thus providing customers with a suite of generic solutions for survivability and intelligence needs.

The UAS Self Protection system is based on the modular SPS65-V5, allowing for the addition/removal of capabilities based on the operational requirements set by the user and mission restrictions.  The system is adjusted to UAS use in terms of Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) and it can be installed onboard a variety of UAS platforms, ranging from tactical to HALE.

About Elbit System

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of 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 ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services.

For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems.com.

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