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Elbit Systems Awarded Approximately $17 Million Contract to Supply Ground Breaking BrightNite Systems to an Air Force in a NATO Country

17 January 2017

By projecting the outside worlds data on the pilots helmet Brightnite enables helicopter pilots to fly in a Degraded Visual Environment (DVE), in adverse weather conditions and in more than 90% of the nights

Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a contract to supply groundbreaking, multi spectral BrightNite system to an air force in a NATO country. The contract, in an amount of approximately $17 million, will be performed over a thirty-month period.

Low-flying helicopters are especially vulnerable to threats such as difficult terrain, enemy fire and obstacles in the flight path. Sorties must be performed both day and night and often carried out in DVE conditions, adding to the already heavy workload. Prior to BrightNite, flight crews have had to rely on night vision goggles (which have limited capabilities) to accomplish their mission. Factors like complete darkness, poor weather conditions, brownouts, whiteouts and sandstorms limit the pilots Field of View (FOV). Lightweight, compact and cost-effective, BrightNite is a multi-spectral end to end panoramic piloting solution that delivers the landscape scenery directly to both eyes of the pilot, including 2D flight Symbology and 3D mission symbology, enabling intuitive head-up eyes-out orientation flight in pitch dark and other low visibility landing conditions, including Elbit Systems unique brownout symbology. The scenery picture is driven from the multi-spectral sensor which fused multiple day and night cameras into one crystal clear very intuitive piloting picture regardless of outer light conditions.

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems commented:We are proud to have won this contract which enables helicopter pilots to gain highly advanced operational capabilities by flying in more than 90% of the nights and in adverse weather conditions. The BrightNite revolutionary solution is suitable for a variety of missions such as Special Forces and search and rescue. Given the important role helicopters are playing in the modern battlefield and the necessity of operating at night, we hope other customers will follow this selection by a NATO countrys air force.

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.

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Dalia Rosen, VP, Head of Corporate Communications Tel: 972-4-831-6784Cell: 972-549996784E-mail: dalia.rosen@elbitsystems.com

Dana Noyman, Manager, Corporate Communications & DigitalTel: 972-4-831-8809 Cell: 972-54-9998809E-Mail: dana.tal@elbitsystems.com

Noga Hatkevitz, Corporate Communications Cell: 972-54-9990424E-Mail: noga.hatkevitz@elbitsystems.com

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