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Elbit Systems to Establish a Pilot Training Center for Macedonian Defense and Security Forces

May 11, 2011

HAIFA, Israel, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Elbit Systems Ltd.
(NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that it has been
awarded a contract for the establishment of a Helicopter Pilot Training
Center for Macedonia’s Defense and Security Forces. The project, valued at
EUR43 million, will be operated under a PFI (Private Financing Initiative)
concept, in which Elbit Systems will provide a comprehensive solution,
including the setting up of the training center, acquisition of aircraft,
supply of full mission simulators and operation of the center for a period of
eight years. The Pilot Training Center will prepare and qualify new pilots
for the Macedonian Defense and Security forces, as well as provide training
of active pilots.

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Yoram Shmuely, Co-General Manager of Elbit Systems’ Aerospace Division,
said: “We are very proud to have been chosen for this project, which attests
to the customer’s trust in us, following many years of cooperation.
Outsourcing in the areas of training, professional qualification and pilot
training centers is growing worldwide and we hope that the significant
experience and prestige that we have acquired in this area, both with the
Israel Defense Forces and with other distinguished customers, will bring
additional projects worldwide.”

Elbit Systems, an acknowledged leader in the field of training and
simulation, builds on over three decades of experience and offers
comprehensive solutions that have the unique advantage of being based on
actual, operational systems it develops, manufactures and supplies.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company
engaged in a wide range of 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 (“UAS”), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space
systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and
military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the
upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for
defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing
a range of support services.

For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section
21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit
Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the
extent such statements do not relate to historical or current fact. Forward
Looking Statements are based on management’s expectations, estimates,
projections and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995, as amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance
and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict.
Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ
materially from these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors,
including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts;
governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting
priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the
countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the
United States
among others; differences in anticipated and actual program
performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price
contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings. The
factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is
contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.’s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is
on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not
undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

    Contacts:

    Company Contact:                             IR Contact:
    Joseph Gaspar, Executive VP & CFO            Ehud Helft
    Tel: +972-4-8316663                          Kenny Green
    j.gaspar@elbitsystems.com                    CCG Investor Relations
                                                 Tel: +1-646-201-9246
    Dalia Rosen, VP, Head of Corporate           elbitsystems@ccgisrael.com
    Communications
    Tel: +972-4-8316784
    dalia.rosen@elbitsystems.com
    Elbit Systems Ltd.

SOURCE Elbit Systems Ltd


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