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Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

ELTA Systems Receives an Order from a South American Customer for a Drug Interdiction Aircraft

Jun 18, 2007

ELTA Systems Ltd, an IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd) wholly owned subsidiary, has recently received a contract from a South American customer worth USD14 million for a Drug Interdiction Missions Aircraft including as a primary sensor, the AMRES (Airborne Multi-Sensor Reconnaissance System) which has been optimized to meet the customer’s specific operational requirements.

ELTA is providing a compact AMRES, the EL/I-3100 Spy-Hawk, designed for installation on board light aircraft such as CATPASS-250, Fokker, Astra, Galaxy and other customer furnished platforms. Variations of AMRES are also suitable for installation on UAVs, fulfilling the homeland security mission.

The EL/I-3100 Spy-Hawk is a modular system which can include a variety of subsystems such as:

- Day & Night Electro-Optics
- Imaging Radar (SAR)
- Data Link and/or SATCOM
- Self-Protection Suite

Mr. Nissim Hadas, President of ELTA Systems feels that: "The company is in a unique position to harness effectively the capabilities of this wide range of sensors in achieving mission success because of its achievements as a center of excellence for installation and integration of payloads on mission aircraft."

The sensor suite installed onboard this Spy-Hawk is optimized for high efficiency drug interdiction missions. It is anticipated that variations of this application will be in demand in the Latin American arena.

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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