Elbit Systems, August 27, 2015 - HAIFA, Israel - Elbit Systems Ltd announced today that it was awarded an Israeli Ministry of Public Security and the Israeli Police contract, valued at approximately US$115 million, to supply leasing and maintenance services for the Israeli Police Force's aircraft.
The contract, awarded following a public tender, will be performed over a twenty-year period, and will include acquiring six new helicopters, adapting them to meet the Police requirements and performing routine maintenance.
The helicopters' configuration and onboard mission systems will be fitted to accommodate a wide variety of missions such as surveillance and policing, search and rescue, command and control and fire-fighting.
Elbit Systems, which will operate the helicopters under a PFI (Private Finance Initiative) contract, has been successfully operating PFI projects with the Israeli Defense Forces and in a number of countries around the world.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems said: "The decision of the Ministry of Public Security to award the helicopters project to us attests to the success of our PFI based projects, such as operating fixed-wing aircraft, helicopter and unmanned systems fleets, both in Israel and worldwide. We are proud to cooperate, yet again, with the Ministry of Public Security, the Israeli Police Force and the Fire Fighting Forces and to contribute our experience to Israel's safety and security".
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.