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Elbit Systems and ATK to Develop Laser Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket System

MINNEAPOLIS, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) and Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced today that they have signed a teaming agreement to develop the Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket - Laser (GATR-L).

GATR-L provides an affordable precision strike capability for all fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) platforms. The 70mm rocket employs a Semi-Active Laser (SAL) guidance package to achieve high accuracy against both stationary and moving targets. In addition, GATR-L provides the ability to lock-on before launch to ensure only the target of interest is engaged. GATR-L is compatible with existing 70mm launcher hardware and utilizes enhanced Insensitive Munitions technologies.

Elbit Systems is a world leader in laser guided weapon solutions, and ATK is a leader in the production of rocket motors, advanced warhead and fuze applications. The two companies are currently conducting ground and airborne-guided tests.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned air vehicle (UAV) systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms and developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications.

About ATK

ATK is a premier United States aerospace and defense company with more than $4.5 billion in revenue and 17,000 employees. ATK is the world's largest solid rocket motor propulsion provider for tactical, strategic and missile defense systems, as well as scientific and commercial launch platforms. The company is the largest manufacturer of conventional ammunition for small, medium and large caliber systems. In addition, the company is a pioneer of affordable precision weapon systems, a leading provider of high-performance composite structures for commercial and military aircraft, as well as a provider of advanced Intelligent, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.


This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current fact. Forward Looking Statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings. The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.


Certain information discussed in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although ATK believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those factors are: the challenges of developing next-generation precision attack munitions, changes in governmental spending, budgetary policies and product sourcing strategies; the company's competitive environment; the terms and timing of awards and contracts; and economic conditions. ATK undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For further information on factors that could impact ATK, and statements contained herein, please refer to ATK's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

   Elbit Contacts:                     ATK Contacts:
   Joseph Gaspar, Exec. VP & CFO       Amanda Covington, Communications
   Dalia Rosen, Corp. Communications   Tel: 801-779-4625
   Tel:  +972-4-8316663                Steve Wold, Investor Relations
   Fax: +972-3-8316944                 Tel: 952-351-3056
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