Elbit Systems wins $7.5m US Navy deal

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The contract is to perform modifications on the US Naval Test Pilot Schools (USNTPS) C-26 aircraft.

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT) announced today that its US unit Elbit Systems of Americas subsidiary, M7 Aerospace LLC has been awarded a $7.5 million US naval contract. The Firm, Fixed Price contract from the US Navy is to perform modifications on US Naval Test Pilot Schools (USNTPS) C-26 aircraft. Upgrades will be completed by September 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.

Elbit Systems of America, the Type Certificate holder for the C-26, has been selected to install an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) upgrade and a Finmeccanica, Vixen 500E AESA radar on the Navys C-26 aircraft.

USNTPS trains experienced pilots, Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) and engineers to become qualified test pilots, test flight officers and flight test engineers that support test and evaluation programs. Graduates of the school must meet the test and evaluation requirements of the US Navy and other Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) activities in all US military services, other US government agencies, civilian industry and many other nations.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on May 9, 2016

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