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Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

ELTA Systems' First Conformal Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft (CAEW) Completes Major Milestone

Jun 18, 2007

ELTA Systems Ltd, an IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd) wholly owned subsidiary, has completed a major milestone - mission systems installation, integration and testing of its first Conformal Airborne Early Warning & Control (CAEW) system.

ELTA is the prime contractor, system developer and system integrator of the CAEW Program.The CAEW will be operated for a variety of missions including early warning, intelligence gathering and air combat command and control.

Prior to delivery the aircraft underwent a series of flight tests in the United States to verify in-flight performance and airworthiness. Since its arrival in Israel, ELTA's engineers have worked intensively to install, integrate and test the mission systems onboard the aircraft.

Nissim Hadas, President of ELTA Systems, said: "The maturity of ELTA's electronically scanned phased array technology has enabled us to demonstrate the performance of our radar in actual flight in record time. The CAEW radar and other mission equipment have demonstrated excellent performance during the flight tests. We are confident that we will successfully complete all of the testing by early next year and meet the current delivery schedule of the program."

The CAEW aircraft is the third generation of early warning systems developed by ELTA since the mid-1980s. ELTA is an international pioneer in the development and deployment of AEW&C utilizing phase array technology.

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. is a recognized leader in the aerospace and defense industry and Israel’s largest industrial exporter. ELTA Systems Ltd., a group and wholly owned subsidiary of IAI, is one of Israel's leading defense electronics companies and a leader in Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Early Warning and Control, Home-Land Security (HLS), Self-Protection and Self-Defense and Fire Control application.

For further information, please contact:

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

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