(The following was issued by Israel's Elbit Systems (ESLT.O)
March 28 - Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT)
announced today that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit
Systems of America, was awarded a $9.6 million contract by the
United States Marine Corps System Command at Quantico Marine
Base, Virginia to build the Joint Terminal Attack Controller
Laser Target Designator (JTAC LTD).
The project will be performed over a period of one year
time, including production of the units, supplying spares, and
conducting training. The contract also contains options for
logistics support, which if exercised, will bring its value to
The JTAC LTD is a very lightweight, battery-powered laser
target designator and marker. It is small enough to be carried
by foot-mobile Marines, enabling Marines to designate targets
for laser-guided munitions.
The JTAC LTD incorporates Elbit Systems' high performance
miniaturized Rattler designator, currently in full scale
production and implemented to date on numerous airborne and
ground based programs. The JTAC LTD also provides target
hand-off to aircraft Laser Spot Trackers.
The system incorporates the latest advances in laser
generation and battery power technologies. The JTAC LTD features
a high power near infrared laser pointer for targeting
operations during nighttime conditions.
Elbit Systems of America President and CEO, Raanan Horowitz
commented: "Elbit Systems of America is pleased to provide the
Marines with this tactical capability, based on significant
investment in advanced miniaturized laser technologies and a
deep understanding of the operational requirements and to again
have the confidence of the United States Marine Corps placed in
"This award is evidence of our proven ability to put
life-saving, precision instruments in the hands of those on the