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Australian Minister for Defence Industry Publicly Announced Elbit Systems’ Award of Additional BMS for the ADF

28 November 2017

Canberra, Australia, November 28, 2017 - Elbit Systems of Australia Pty Ltd (ELSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., hosted the Australian Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Senator for the Australia Capital Territory, Zed Seselja, The Chief of the Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC at its facility in Canberra, marking the award of Tranche 2 of the Australian Army’s Land 75/125 program. Elbit Systems reported this contract award on September 27, 2017. The program is the extension and enhancement of the Australian Army’s Battle Management System (BMS) originally procured under the Land 75/125 Program.

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented: “Australia is an important market for Elbit Systems and we are proud to have been selected by the Department of Defence for the next phase of this major program. This additional award is a significant next step in digitizing the Australian Army and strengthens our continued strategic partner-relationship with one of the world's most advanced and modern fighting forces.”

Elbit Systems is the prime contractor of the Australian Army’s BMS and it supplies, integrates, installs and supports the Battle Group and Below Command, Control and Communications (BGC3) system for the Australian Army’s Land 75/125 program. The BGC3 is comprised of a BMS for soldiers, Vehicle Mounted Commanders and Headquarters/Command Post Staff.

The project will be performed primarily by ELSA, employing over one hundred engineers across several company sites.

About Elbit Systems of Australia

ELSA, is the Australian subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., established to serve the needs of the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) and as a venue to provide cutting edge technology from abroad to Australia. This technology is enhanced by ELSA to provide solutions specifically tailored for Australia's defence and homeland security (HLS) operational requirements. Headquartered in Port Melbourne, Victoria, ELSA has operations throughout Australia, working with the ADF and other Australian government agencies.

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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David Vaaknin, Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications

Tel: 972-077-2946691

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david.vaaknin@elbitsystems.com

Dana Tal, Manager, Corporate Communications & Digital

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Cell: 972-54-9998809

dana.tal@elbitsystems.com

Noga Hatkevitz, Corporate Communications

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