Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: "ESLT") announced today that its subsidiary in the U.S., Elbit Systems of America, LLC. ("Elbit Systems of America"), has been awarded a five-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, in an amount of up to $38.5 million, by the Defense Logistics Agency-Ogden for the manufacture of Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Electronic Module Assemblies (EMA) for all U.S. Air Force Block 30 and Block 50 F-16 Wide Angle Conventional (WAC) Head- Up Displays (HUDs). To date, Elbit Systems of America has received initial orders in the amount of $3 million under the IDIQ contract.
The Wide Angle Conventional Head-Up Display (WAC HUD) takes critical flight and mission data which is normally displayed inside the cockpit on an instrument panel and projects that information on a transparent surface directly in front of the pilot allowing for eyes out of the cockpit and improved situational awareness. The new design reduces total part count, lowering power consumption and significantly improving meantime between failures (MTBF).
Commenting on the award, Elbit Systems of America President and CEO, Raanan Horowitz, stated: "We are pleased to provide F-16 operators with this upgraded HUD and to enable increased mission availability through an order of magnitude improvement in reliability. Elbit Systems of America's Services and Support Solution business is a leader in providing innovation for cost effective system support. For the F-16 HUD, we partnered with the U.S. Air Force to develop a solution which significantly reduces life cycle cost. This is especially important considering the budget pressures faced these days by the U.S. military."
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