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DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office announces a new program called COMPASS Making Gray-Zone Activity more Black and White

An emergent type of conflict in recent years has been coined “gray zone,” because it sits in a nebulous area between peace and conventional warfare. Gray-zone action is not openly declared or defined, it’s slower, and is prosecuted more subtly—using social, psychological, religious, information, cyber and other means to achieve physical or cognitive objectives with or without violence. The lack of clarity of intent—the grayness—makes it challenging to detect, characterize, and counter an enemy fighting this way.

To better understand and respond to an adversary’s gray-zone engagement, DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office today announced a new program called COMPASS, which stands for Collection and Monitoring via Planning for Active Situational Scenarios. The program aims to develop software that would help clarify enemy intent by gauging an adversary’s responses to various stimuli. COMPASS will leverage advanced artificial intelligence technologies, game theory, and modeling and estimation to both identify stimuli that yield the most information about an adversary’s intentions, and provide decision makers high-fidelity intelligence on how to respond–-with positive and negative tradeoffs for each course of action.

“The ultimate goal of the program is to provide theater-level operations and planning staffs with robust analytics and decision-support tools that reduce ambiguity of adversarial actors and their objectives,” said Fotis Barlos, DARPA program manager. “As we see increasingly more sophistication in gray-zone activity around the world, we need to leverage advanced AI and other technologies to help commanders make more effective decisions to thwart an enemy’s complex, multi-layered disruptive activity.”

Current military decision-making follows a well-understood and effective OODA loop—Observe, Orient, Decide and Act. This is how planning is done in various geographic areas around the world, which works for traditional kinetic scenarios, Barlos said. This process, however, is not effective in gray zone warfare. Signals in the environment are typically not rich enough to draw any conclusions, and, just as often, adversaries could implant these signals to induce ambiguity. COMPASS aims to add a dynamic, adaptive element to the OODA loop for complex, gray-zone environments.

The COMPASS program will leverage game theory for developing simulations to test and understand various potential actions and possible reactions by an adversary employing gray-zone activity. Barlos quickly noted, however, that the program is not about developing new sensory technologies, virtual reality systems or other advanced hardware. The program focuses rather on advanced software that would quickly present options to decision makers by assimilating a large amount of intelligence collected using existing, state of the art systems (such as standard video exploitation, or textual analysis tools) related to rapidly changing scenarios.

“We’re looking at the problem from two perspectives: Trying to determine what the adversary is trying to do, his intent; and once we understand that or have a better understanding of it, then identify how he’s going to carry out his plans—what the timing will be, and what actors will be used,” Barlos said. “The first is the what, and second is the where, when, and how.

“But in order to decide which of those actions is important you need to analyze the data, and you need to understand what different implications are and build a model of what you think the adversary will do,” he said. “That’s where game theory comes in. If I do this, what will the adversary do? If I do that, what might he do? So it is using artificial intelligence in a repeated game theory process to try to decide what the most effective action is based on what the adversary cares about.”

The COMPASS program seeks experts in AI, machine learning, game theory, modeling and simulation, control systems, estimation and other related fields. A Proposers Day is scheduled for March 30, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia. Registration instructions and more details are available on FedBizOpps (FBO): https://go.usa.gov/xQqjt. A Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicitation is expected to be posted on FBO prior to the Proposers Day and will be available on DARPA’s FBO solicitation page: http://go.usa.gov/3W53j.

Image Caption: DARPA’s Collection and Monitoring via Planning for Active Situational Scenarios (COMPASS) program aims to developed advanced decision-making tools for commanders and other decision makers in complex and dynamic gray-zone conflict.

 

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Chiron Awarded Five Year Cybersecurity Training Contract with Department of Defense

COLUMBIA, Md., March 19, 2018 -- Chiron Technology Services, Inc., a leading provider of advanced cyber services and training to government and commercial clients, has been awarded a five-year, sole-source contract by the Department of Defense. This contract was awarded to deliver relevant cyber training that supports the readiness of U.S. military forces to operate with decisive advantages in cyberspace.

"As the cyber mission continues to expand and evolve so too have our training services. Our customers have increasingly seen the value in performance based, work-role training that utilizes both asynchronous online and traditional classroom modes" stated Jeff Weaver, CEO of Chiron. "This contract award highlights Chiron's dedication to ensuring DoD Cyber personnel are receiving the best learning methodologies aligned to their operational mission."

About Chiron Technical Services, Inc.

Chiron Technology Services, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity firm that provides training and customized engineering services designed to identify and solve our public and private sector clients' most difficult challenges.

 

Contact: 

Mark DiFilippo

 

Vice President, Information Operations

 

410-672-1522

 

[email protected]

 

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New Lockheed Martin Readiness Contract Strengthens Sustainment Industry

ORLANDO, Fla., March 16, 2018 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a seven-year, $3.53 billion contract to globally sustain more than 300,000 fielded Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS), including live-fire ranges and instrumentation systems. The Army Contracting Command – Orlando, in support of the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) awarded the Army TADSS Maintenance Program (ATMP) contract.

ATMP allows maintainers to use mobile devices with advanced management information technology to efficiently and effectively track and maintain a wide range of training systems. This allows the Army to have maximum operational awareness and make informed decisions using on-demand access to accurate, complete and timely data.

"Lockheed Martin is proud of the trust and confidence the Army shows in us by selecting us to provide a worldwide, integrated, one-stop training systems maintenance and sustainment program," said Amy Gowder, general manager and vice president, Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions. "Along with supporting efficient readiness and training, ATMP will maintain thousands of jobs supporting direct TADSS sustainment, while bolstering other jobs across the U.S. in the TADSS supply chain."

This contract brings together Lockheed Martin with teammates PULAU Corporation, Cubic Global Defense, and several large and small businesses, which specialize in TADSS maintenance and sustainment, through a mobile, technology-enabled workforce. The ATMP contract will employ thousands of people when fully implemented. 

For additional information, visit LockheedMartin.com/ATMP

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

About PULAU Corporation
PULAU Corporation is a full-spectrum training and logistics services company providing training and logistics services. As a family-owned and -operated company with 40 years of experience, PULAU embraces its founding principles of providing high quality services and outstanding customer support and service.

About Cubic Global Defense
Cubic Global Defense, a business division of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), is a leading provider of live, virtual, constructive and game-based training solutions, special operations and intelligence for the U.S. and allied forces. For more information about Cubic, please visit the company's website at www.cubic.com.

 

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Elbit Systems Awarded $65 Million Contract to Supply Comprehensive SAR Solution to an Asian-Pacific Country

Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a $65 million contract by an Asian-Pacific country to provide a comprehensive Search and Rescue (SAR) solution. The project will be performed over a three-year period.

Under the contract, and as part of Elbit Systems' comprehensive airborne radio communication solutions portfolio, the Company will install Airborne Locator Systems (ALS) and Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) onboard various mission aircraft and rotorcraft platforms in use by the customer's Air Force, Army and Navy, and will also supply thousands of Personal Survival Radio (PSR) systems.

Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land and C4I, said: "We are pleased with this contract award to supply a comprehensive SAR solution, attesting to the maturity of our systems and to our market leadership. Based on our vast portfolio of Radio and Communication solutions, already operational with dozens of armed forces worldwide, we are able to provide a technological edge, and we hope that additional customers will follow in selecting our unique SAR systems as their solution of choice."

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.

For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems.com, follow us on Twitter or visit our official Youtube Channel.

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.

Elbit Systems Ltd., its logo, brand, product, service and process names appearing in this Press Release are the trademarks or service marks of Elbit Systems Ltd. or its affiliated companies.  All other brand, product, service and process names appearing are the trademarks of their respective holders.  Reference to or use of a product, service or process other than those of Elbit Systems Ltd. does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation or sponsorship of that product, service or process by Elbit Systems Ltd. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of Elbit Systems Ltd. or any third party, except as expressly granted herein.

Company Contact: 
Joseph Gaspar,

Executive VP & CFO
Tel:  +972-4-8316663
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David Vaaknin,
VP, Head of Corporate Communications
Tel:  +972-77-2946691
[email protected] 
Elbit Systems Ltd.

IR Contact:
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Kenny Green
GK Investor Relations
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KBR Awarded Combat Water Supply System Contract for UK Ministry of Defence

HOUSTON, March 14, 2018 -- KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has been awarded a contract by the UK's Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the design, manufacture, supply and storage of a Combat Water Supply System (CWSS) plus reimbursable Maintenance, Repairs, and Operations (MRO) services.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will bring in to service a water purification, storage and distribution system, designed to deliver potable and palatable water to deployed UK forces.  Once operational, KBR will provide fully integrated Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) through to 2025 with responsibility for the design, manufacture, testing and supply of each of the variants of the CWSS. 

"I am delighted we are working with KBR to deliver this critical capability to our land forces," said Major General Colin McClean, Director Land Equipment for Defence Equipment and Support, the UK MOD's procurement organization. "The Combat Water Supply System will ensure the availability of high quality water wherever we are in the world, drastically reducing our reliance on bottled water; saving money and lessening the environmental impact."

The objective of the CWSS program is to deliver an end-to-end solution spanning the provision of water from its source to the point of use.  Specifically, CWSS will be required to purify water from various sources, test and assure water quality, store, distribute and issue water to doctrinally mandated volumes.  During the contractor logistics support phase, KBR will be responsible for the maintenance of the CWSS capability to agreed Readiness and Availability levels. 

The award strengthens KBR's position as a key supplier to the UK MOD for critical capabilities, both in the UK and on deployed operations and comes following a number of other awards supporting the MOD on overseas deployments.

"We are extremely proud of our long standing record in delivering operational support to the UK MOD," said Jay Ibrahim, KBR President, EMEA. "This award is a reflection of the confidence that the MOD places in us to deliver critical operational infrastructure and is testament to the collaborative relationship that has been built over many years of working side by side with the UK's Armed Forces."

The contract value for this project is $42 million and was booked into the backlog of unfilled orders for KBR's Government Services Business Segment in Q4 of 2017.

About KBR, Inc.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program life cycle within the Government Services and Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs over approximately 34,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 75 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

  • Government Services, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full life-cycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics
  • Technology & Consulting, including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining; gasification; oil and gas consulting; integrity management; naval architecture and proprietary hulls; and downstream consulting
  • Engineering & Construction, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU) and program management

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.

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The statements in this press release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding future financial performance, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company's control that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the outcome of and the publicity surrounding audits and investigations by domestic and foreign government agencies and legislative bodies; potential adverse proceedings by such agencies and potential adverse results and consequences from such proceedings; the scope and enforceability of the company's indemnities from its former parent; changes in capital spending by the company's customers; the company's ability to obtain contracts from existing and new customers and perform under those contracts; structural changes in the industries in which the company operates; escalating costs associated with and the performance of fixed-fee projects and the company's ability to control its cost under its contracts; claims negotiations and contract disputes with the company's customers; changes in the demand for or price of oil and/or natural gas; protection of intellectual property rights; compliance with environmental laws; changes in government regulations and regulatory requirements; compliance with laws related to income taxes; unsettled political conditions, war and the effects of terrorism; foreign operations and foreign exchange rates and controls; the development and installation of financial systems; increased competition for employees; the ability to successfully complete and integrate acquisitions; and operations of joint ventures, including joint ventures that are not controlled by the company.

KBR's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, any subsequent Form 10-Qs and 8-Ks, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss some of the important risk factors that KBR has identified that may affect the business, results of operations and financial condition. Except as required by law, KBR undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

 

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Successful First Flight for GlobalEye

LINKÖPING, Sweden, March 14, 2018 -- GlobalEye took off on its maiden flight at 12.52 local time on 14 March 2018, from Saab's airfield in Linköping, Sweden. The aircraft, a modified Bombardier Global 6000 jet platform, undertook a 1 hour 46 minutes test flight collecting extensive flight-test data using the on-board instrumentation suite. This data is then used to verify the aircraft performance and associated modelling. The first flight was preceded by a series of ground trials including high and low speed taxiing tests.

The first flight is the second major milestone for the GlobalEye programme within a very short space of time. Yet again we have demonstrated that we are delivering on our commitments and that we are on track with our production of the world's most advanced swing-role surveillance system," said Anders Carp, Senior Vice President and head of Saab's business area Surveillance.

"Today's flight went as planned, with the performance level matching our high expectations. The aircraft's smooth handling was just as predicted and a real pleasure for me to fly," said Magnus Fredriksson, Saab Experimental Test Pilot.

The maiden flight took place three weeks after Saab revealed the GlobalEye aircraft to the media for the first time on 23 February 2018. GlobalEye combines air, maritime and ground surveillance in one swing-role solution. GlobalEye carries a full suite of sophisticated sensors including the powerful new extended range radar (Erieye ER), integrated with the ultra-long range Global 6000 aircraft, known for its versatility and smooth flight characteristics.

The GlobalEye launch customer is the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, where it is known as the Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS). The initial order was placed in November 2015. GlobalEye brings extended detection range, endurance and the ability to perform multiple roles, including tasks such as search and rescue, border surveillance and military operations.

Bombardier and Global 6000 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Download images and film from the GlobalEye Media Kit: https://saabgroup.com/globaleye

For further information, please contact:

Saab Press Centre,

+46 (0)734 180 018

[email protected]

www.saabgroup.com 

ViaSat-2 Satellite Communications Services Available for Military Applications

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2018 -- Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced the availability of ViaSat-2 satellite communications (SATCOM) service for government, defense and military applications. The service leverages the world's most advanced communications satellite, ViaSat-2, along with innovations in ground networking technologies, that will deliver significant performance advantages over any other commercial or U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) SATCOM system.

In early March 2018, Viasat conducted a ViaSat-2 SATCOM system demonstration—attended by representatives from the U.S. armed forces—and showed a number of cloud-based government applications. The speeds on the ViaSat-2 satellite system demonstrated the industry's fastest broadband connections, exceeding 100 Mbps during the demonstration day.

The ViaSat-2 SATCOM system has the ability to:

  • Transmit bandwidth-intensive, media-rich cloud applications: Fast data rates and more satellite capacity will enable 4K and HD video streaming to thousands of electronic devices simultaneously for greater operational capabilities at the tactical edge.
  • Conduct more simultaneous operations: Abundant capacity will enable warfighters to capture and send Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor data; transmit live two-way video conferencing and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls; as well as conduct Command and Control (C2) and Situational Awareness (SA) communications as prioritized traffic to many more platforms in a region.
  • Continue operating through an electromagnetic, terrestrial or cyber-attack: Resiliency is provided through the ViaSat-2 system's exceptional anti-interferer performance, Viasat's unique Satellite Access Node (SAN) gateway diversity, seamless satellite switching and assured pattern re-routing to operate through gateway failures, and through Viasat's Active Cyber Defense, which automatically detects, mitigates and attributes Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)  attacks  against the network's infrastructure. The resilient nature of the Viasat network will enable mission-critical communication packets to be protected and distributed safely, even in highly contested combat environments.
  • Provide assured communications: Viasat's Best Available Network concept provides a global, redundant system for military to access Viasat's global Ku-band networks, its more advanced Ka-band networks, as well as the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system. The Best Available Network allows terminals to roam across multiple networks to maximize resilience and collaboration for ground fixed, transportable, mobile, maritime and airborne platforms.

"We are proudly demonstrating emerging U.S. government concept of operations requiring bandwidth-intensive, cloud-connected military applications with our latest high-throughput commercial satellite, ViaSat-2," said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat. "The innovations in the new ViaSat-2 satellite and network show that we can dramatically improve operational capabilities for military missions. This satcom system is the first in our series of ultra-high-capacity global satellite networks, which will enable superior reach, readiness, and resiliency for global military forces."

The ViaSat-2 satellite system validates the performance advantages and capabilities of Viasat's commercial satcom system today with a glimpse into the Company's ViaSat-3 satcom system capabilities. Viasat's satcom network delivers more bandwidth and better resilience, redundancy and active cyber protection required to maximize operational performance in the contested environments military operations face during combat.

About Viasat
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat's Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter or YouTube.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 satellites, including speed, capacity, reach, resiliency, redundancy and future capabilities. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 satellite platforms; unexpected expenses or delays related to the satellite systems; the ability to successfully implement Viasat's business plan for broadband satellite services on Viasat's anticipated timeline or at all, including with respect to the ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 satellite platforms; and risks associated with the construction, launch and operation of ViaSat-3 and Viasat's other satellites, including the effect of any anomaly, operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; reduced demand for products as a result of continued constraints on capital spending by customers; changes in relationships with, or the financial condition of, key customers or suppliers; reliance on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply products; Viasat's level of indebtedness and ability to comply with applicable debt covenants; and other factors as may be detailed from time to time in Viasat's public announcements and SEC filings. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Viasat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including Viasat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Viasat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Copyright © 2018 Viasat, Inc. All rights reserved. Viasat is a registered trademark of Viasat, Inc. The Viasat logo is a trademark of Viasat, Inc. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

 

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New Joint Venture Announced to Deliver Germany's Next Generation Ground Based Air Defense System "TLVS"

SCHROBENHAUSEN, Germany and DALLAS, MBDA Deutschland and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced a new joint venture to pursue the next generation Integrated Air and Missile Defense System, "TLVS," for the German Bundeswehr. The joint venture is expected to become the prime contractor for the new system, which is currently being negotiated with Germany's procurement office for the Bundeswehr, BAAINBw.

Gregory Kee of Lockheed Martin and Dietmar Thelen, representing MBDA, will lead the company from the MBDA Deutschland office in Schrobenhausen, Germany. The company will also have operations in Dallas, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; and Syracuse, New York; as well as locations in Ulm and Koblenz, Germany. Kee and Thelen both have extensive backgrounds with the armed forces, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and defense procurement organizations and have a strong experience in military, industrial and international affairs.

TLVS will leverage the development results and experiences from the $4 billion investment of the trilateral MEADS program (U.S., Germany and Italy) and deepen the U.S. – European partnership through a continued, shared commitment to local industry, safety and security.

"With this joint venture, we will have the agility and ability to successfully make timely decisions in an integrated fashion. We will also have direct access to the most advanced test and simulation facilities and the pooled expertise and resources of MBDA and Lockheed Martin. That's how we'll bring this important defense program to fruition for Germanyand NATO," said Thomas Gottschild, managing director of MBDA Germany. "We feel responsible and committed to support the German Armed Forces, namely the German Air Force, in establishing its next generation Integrated Air and Missile Defense System."

TLVS is a modern system that will transform Germany's defense capabilities and enable this key NATO framework nation to set an important precedent in how neighboring nations address current and evolving threats for decades to come.

"We have partnered with MBDA Germany to bring air and missile defense solutions to life for more than 15 years. This joint venture takes our partnership to the next level, and we are excited about the possibility of delivering modern missile defense technology that will help Germany defeat current and future threats," said Frank St. John, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "We support Germany's role as the lead framework nation for air and missile defense for NATO and believe the MEADS-based TLVS system is the next-generation solution that will provide the long overdue 360-degree, mobile air and missile defense coverage they need to accurately identify and defeat threats."

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

About MBDA
With a significant presence in five European countries and within the USA, in 2016 MBDA achieved a turnover of 3.0 billion euros with an order book of 15.9 billion euros. With more than 90 armed forces customers in the world, MBDA is a world leader in missiles and missile systems.

MBDA is the only European group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air).

In total, the group offers a range of 45 missile systems and countermeasures products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently in development. MBDA is jointly owned by Airbus (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%), and Leonardo (25%).

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Elbit Systems of America Promotes Ted Fordyce to Lead Company's Washington Operations

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, announced today that Ted Fordyce has been promoted to lead the company's Washington Operations office and serve as the company's principal representative in the greater Washington DC region.

Fordyce currently serves as Vice President, Government Relations and has been with the company since 2015.

In his expanded role as Vice President for Washington Operations, Fordyce will be responsible for

  • Advancing, protecting and winning support for the company's priority interests.
  • Serving as the company's liaison to the White House, U.S. Congress, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and other executive and legislative offices.
  • Maintaining close working relationships with the leadership and government relations staffs of Elbit Systems of America's industry partners.
  • The company's engagement with numerous industry, military, embassies, and government organizations.  

"Ted's impeccable reputation and credibility in the Washington DC arena exemplify a trusted, customer-first approach that aligns with our mission to provide innovative solutions that protect and save lives," commented Raanan Horowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Elbit Systems of America. "Ted's leadership of our Washington Operations team plays a critical role in helping Elbit America deliver advanced solutions for our nation's military, homeland security, commercial aviation and medical instrumentation customers."

Fordyce is a United States Air Force combat veteran with over 27 years of service, most recently serving as the Director, Legislative Affairs for the United States Special Operations Command. Previous assignments included Vice Wing Commander for the 1st Special Operations Wing; Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-intensity Conflict; Chief of the Commander's Action Group for Air Force Special Operations Command; and Commander, 16th Special Operations Squadron.

Fordyce earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Citadel and Master's Degrees from Troy University and the Naval War College.

Elbit Systems of America helps keep America safe. For more than 25 years, our employees have been entrusted with performing high-quality work knowing that it protects and saves lives. The company provides innovative and advanced solutions for our nation's military, border patrol agents and commercial pilots; sustainment and support solutions for aircraft and ground combat vehicles; and life-saving medical instrumentation technologies. For more information on Elbit Systems of America, please visit: http://www.ElbitAmerica.com.

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 defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, 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: ESLT) and (TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.ElbitAmerica.com 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.

For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com or follow us on Twitter.

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U.S. Army Selects Leidos to Continue Geospatial Intelligence Support with $200 Million Contract

RESTON, Va., March 7, 2018 -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science, information technology, and engineering leader, was awarded a $200 million hybrid contract (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) to support geospatial requirements, standards and systems across the U.S. Army. The multiple-award, follow-on contract has a potential five-year period of performance and work will be performed in Alexandria, Va.

Under the contract, Leidos will continue to provide technologies and expertise to support the U.S. Army's ongoing geospatial research, integration, development, and operational requirements at the U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC) at Fort Belvoir. Leidos will also develop geospatial enterprise-enabled systems for the Army and other Department of Defense (DOD) and non-DOD entities.

"We are proud of the twenty five years of support we've provided to the Army's geospatial work, helping deliver innovative intelligence capabilities into the hands of the Army warfighter," said Mike Chagnon, Leidos Advanced Solutions Group President. "Across the geospatial community, Leidos continues to innovate on behalf of our customers, delivering technologies and expertise focused on their unique missions."

About Leidos
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.  

Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 29, 2017, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

 

Contact:  

Melissa Koskovich         

Jason Kello     

 

(571) 526-6850                   

(571) 526-6000

 

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