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Elbit Systems of America Awarded Contract for the U.S. Customs Border Protection Integrated Fixed Towers Project

Elbit Systems of America now bringing Peregrine™ to the Southwest Borders

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, announced that it has won a $145 million Firm Fixed Price contract by the United States Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to supply its Peregrine border security system for the CBP's Integrated Fixed Tower project. The initial phase, which covers a portion of the total contract amount, will deploy the Peregrine system in the Nogales, Arizona area.  

The contract contains options for deployments at other locations across the Arizona border and support services.  If all options are exercised, the contract would be performed over a nearly nine-year period.  

"We are privileged to receive this award, which provides Elbit Systems of America an opportunity to bring Elbit's border security capabilities to the southwest border of the United States," said Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO, Elbit Systems of America. "Peregrine will meet the demanding mission requirements of the CBP while enhancing its agents' safety. We look forward to providing Peregrine to the men and women of the US Border Patrol and to assist them in making the border secure."

For more information, visit http://www.elbitsystems-us.com.

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

About Elbit Systems

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, signal intelligence ("SIGINT") systems, data links and 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, including training and simulation systems.

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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 © 2014 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.

Contact: Shari Clarkson, +1-682-286-2363, [email protected]

SOURCE Elbit Systems of America

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