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Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

ELTA Systems Receives New Orders for Helicopter Self Protection Systems

Jun 18, 2007

ELTA Systems Ltd, an IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd) wholly owned subsidiary, recently received several orders totaling USD23 million from the Israeli Air Force and other international customers to supply Self Protection Systems (SPS) for helicopters. More than 200 systems are already operational in Israel and worldwide.

The advanced radar-based SPS protects airborne platforms from all missile types. This advanced system increases the platform’s survivability by detecting, identifying and alerting the crew as well as activating countermeasures to divert the missiles that threaten the platform. The SPS is installed on transport and VIP aircraft in addition to helicopters.

ELTA’s SPS was selected by the Israel Ministry of Defense as the best solution for protecting low flying platforms in the most difficult scenarios, such as two to four simultaneously fired MANPADS during take off or landing.

According to ELTA Systems’ President, Mr. Nissim Hadas : "Airborne platforms equipped with ELTA's SPS have been reported to successfully neutralize missile attacks during actual operational missions, and no missile hits on airborne platforms protected by ELTA’s Self Protection Systems, have ever been reported."

Based on the success to-date of this product line, on-going marketing activities and the continuous implementation of technological upgrades, it is anticipated that the ELTA SPS family will garner many new orders, customer and applications in the coming years.

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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