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Elbit Systems of America Showcases Innovative Solutions and Aircraft Modernization for National Guard Combat-Readiness

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Elbit Systems of America, LLC, has a rich legacy of providing advanced solutions for warfighters across all military branches. On September 10-12, Elbit Systems of America will showcase its innovative technologies for the National Guard at the National Guard Association of the United States 138th General Conference and Exhibition. The event will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Baltimore Convention Center.

“The National Guard has the dual mission of protecting lives and property at the state level as well as keeping itself equipped and prepared to protect our nation,” stated Bob Edmonds, vice president of marketing at Elbit Systems of America. “As an U.S. defense company, we are committed to providing Guard members the innovative solutions and aircraft modernization necessary for their mission needs.”

During the show, Elbit Systems of America will highlight its aircraft modernization capabilities, Degraded Visual Environment solutions, smart munitions, and for the F-16, the IR-Missile Warning System, PAWS-US.

Protection in the skies know the threat before it is one

The cost-effective IR-based Missile Warning System for all aircraft, including fighter jets, PAWS-US provides protection for aircrews during constantly changing combat environments. Based on combat-proven technology, the system allows for early threat detection and warning as well as enhanced situation awareness allowing pilots to focus on their mission, not the threat. The PAWS-US IR sensors when enhanced with Elbit Systems of America’s IR-Centric capabilities can turn missile defense systems into a targeting quality, sensor to shooter, offensive solutions.

Precision Guidance Seekers making munitions smart

Beyond early warning, Elbit Systems of America’s family of advanced seekers provides exceptional performance in keeping our troops safe. The Precision Semi-active Laser and Multi-mode seekers are designed for smart munitions such as the Laser JDAM. Deployed in multiple theaters of operation, the seekers can increase detection range and are highly effective against static and high-speed moving targets.

Improving situational awareness through bad weather and poor conditions

For added protection, line-of-sight helmet trackers, traditionally reserved for attack aircraft such as the Apache, will soon play a major role in cargo and utility aircraft. The compelling reason behind this transition is Degraded Visual Environments (DVE). DVE is anything that limits the Army National Guard pilots’ ability to clearly see terrain, obstacles, or other visual references around their aircraft. The hazard could be fog, smoke, dust, rain, or an extremely dark night and can be encountered during any phase of the mission. As world-leader in helmet tracking solutions and color helmet mounted displays, Elbit Systems of America currently offers advanced cueing software that provides detailed takeoff and landing information for helicopter pilots to use in brownout conditions.

Keeping the pilots flying aircraft modernization

Another important element of combat readiness is the integration of advanced solutions and innovative technologies into older aircraft. As the Type-Certificate holder for the C/RC-26, Elbit Systems of America provides aircraft modernization, sustainment, and worldwide contractor logistics support to the C/RC-26 to include Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance – Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) avionics upgrades to meet FAA and EASA mandates and requirements thru 2030.

Elbit Systems of America will also feature C-130 avionics and aircraft performance upgrades to address the aircraft equipment obsolescence issues and increasing aircrew mission effectiveness. Elbit Systems of America’s advanced cockpit systems include cutting edge mission processors, flight management systems, and large area displays designed to increase the aircrew situational awareness and safety. For decades, Elbit System of America has supplied avionics for customers worldwide optimizing tactical situation displays, processing advanced applications, and providing high definition formats for advanced sensor video presentations to improve situational awareness.

“While we offer an array of aircraft solutions, we understand that it takes more than modernized cockpits and missile warning systems to protect the Guard’s pilots and members,” continued Edmonds. “As the trusted partner committed to quality and delivery, we will also feature FIRECON, our Mortar Fire Control System-Dismounted Kit solution of choice by the Army National Guard.”

Fire from the ground combat-proven protection

The Mortar Fire Control System-Dismounted Kit is equipped with ruggedized computers, displays, and navigation hardware and engineered for the toughest battlefield conditions. FIRECON, provides mortarmen with faster deployment and improved responsiveness enhancing lethality, accuracy, and survivability while reducing the logistical footprint.

Facilitating collaboration with first responder partners unified communications and situation awareness

Elbit Systems of America has developed WideBridge? Cloud which is a foundational set of secure applications for state-of-the-art broadband voice, video, and data services providing interoperability between P25 LMR and LTE networks to equip the National Guard to communicate and collaborate more effectively with public safety and first responder partners during times of joint mutual aid operations. Designed with end?to?end cyber security mechanisms where security measures are baked into the product, WideBridge is easy to learn and use, rapidly turning the National Guard and first responders into SmartResponders?.

To learn more about Elbit Systems of America’s National Guard solutions, visit booth # 308 at NGAUS or visit

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: or follow us on Twitter.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial 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 aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

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