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Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

The Swiss Government Has Awarded IAI/ELTA Systems a Contract For The Upgrade Of Its ESM System

Dec 21, 2005

The Swiss Government has awarded ELTA Systems Ltd., A wholly owned subsidiary of Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) in Ashdod, Israel, a contract of the value of CHF 150 million (approximately $132 million) to upgrade its existing Electronic Support Measure (ESM) System.

The contract is part of the Integrated Radio Reconnaissance and Transmission System (IFASS) that will provide its services to the Air Force, Land Forces, Command Support Organization and Civilian Authorities.

The systems upgrade will transform existing systems, provided by ELTA to the Swiss MOD in the past, into state-of-the-art systems capable of coping with modern technologies in the area of radio transmissions.

The upgraded systems will enable to perform additional tasks such as:

- Simultaneous and Independent Mission Operations
- New Threats Detection and Analysis including fast moving targets Process Automatization

This system constitutes a new approach in Intelligence Processing and Analysis and will provide services within the C4ISTAR infrastructure.

Israel Livnat, IAI's Corporate Vice President and President of Elta Systems Ltd. said, "The award of this contract is an expression of the deep confidence that the Swiss Government has in the quality and reliability of Elta's systems. It also strengthens Elta's position as one of the world's leading integrated Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) systems including national SIGINT Centers."

Elta Systems Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of IAI, specializes in a wide variety of defense electronic systems and products. The Group operates as a Defense Systems house based on electromagnetic sensors (Radar, Electronic Warfare and Communication) and Information Technology (IT). Elta Systems products are designed for intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Early Warning and Control, Self-Protection and Self-Defense and fire control applications.

For further information, please contact:

Doron Suslik
Deputy Corp. VP for Communications
Tel: 972 (3) 935-8509
Fax: 972 (3) 935-8512
Email: hpaz@iai.co.il

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