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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Elbit Systems Joint Venture With Rockwell Collins, VSI

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HAIFA, Israel, November 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd.'s U.S. subsidiary, Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI, Yardley, PA), announced the receipt of several new contracts with a total potential value of more than $100 million.

The Boeing Company (Chicago) awarded VSI a contract for the delivery of more than 500 additional Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). VSI also received direct contracts from the United States Navy and Air Force for spares and test equipment in support of the JHMCS program.

Under the production contract, VSI will provide JHMCS systems, including spares, technical support and support equipment for the Full Rate Production- Lot 2 (FRP-2) acquisition. This procurement fills U.S. government domestic requirements for the USAF F-15 and F-16, ANG F-15, USN F/A-18 Single Seat and Dual Seat platforms as well as foreign military sales production and spares commitments.

The JHMCS provides the pilot with "first look, first shot" high off-boresight weapons engagement capabilities. The system enables the pilot to accurately cue onboard weapons and sensors against enemy aircraft and ground targets while performing high-G aircraft maneuvers. Critical information and symbology, such as targeting cues and aircraft performance parameters, are graphically displayed directly on the pilot's visor.

In addition to the JHMCS, VSI is in development of the advanced HMD for the F-35 (JSF), in development of the QuadEye Night Vision Cueing system (NVCD) for the US Navy and in production on the DASH (Display and Sight Helmet) Generation IV HMD under multiple contracts to Lockheed Martin (Bethesda, MD).


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