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U.S. delivers 12 Black Hawk helicopters to strengthen Jordan Air Force

AMMAN, Jan. 28 -- The Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) on Sunday officially received the final shipment of new Black Hawk helicopters from the United States, bring the total number to 12 of all aircraft received over the last nine months, the U.S. Embassy in Amman said.

The helicopters will strengthen the JAF, its Quick Reaction Force (QRF), and Jordan's security, said the embassy in a statement to the press.

Prince Faisal bin Hussein presided over the delivery commemoration of the Black Hawks, with Charge d'Affaires of U.S. Embassy Henry Wooster and General Joseph Votel, Commander of the U.S. Central Command, representing the United States.

"The U.S. and the Kingdom of Jordan have a historic and enduring relationship, built on shared values and shared interests. Our military partnership epitomizes our mutual goals for a secure and stable region. Today's ceremony marks the beginning of a new JAF capability in the form of a state-of-the-art UH-60 Black Hawk fleet," said Wooster at the ceremony.

 

U.S. delivers 12 Black Hawk helicopters to strengthen Jordan Air Force. (Reuters Photo)

 

The U.S. delivered the first installment of the 12 Black Hawks in March 2017 and the final installment in December 2017, a delivery completed in unprecedented speed for this number of aircraft.

The U.S. Congress appropriated 470 million dollars in 2017 to the JAF and RJAF, including training for pilots, crew chiefs, and maintenance technicians, as well as spare parts, ground equipment, weapons, ammunition and shelters for the Black Hawks.

InstantEye Robotics Opens New Product Development Facility

ANDOVER, Mass., Jan. 25, 2018 -- InstantEye Robotics announced today that it has opened a new facility dedicated to the development and manufacturing of its family of tactical unmanned aerial systems. The 33,000 square-foot facility – with integrated design labs, manufacturing lines, and indoor and outdoor flight arenas – was specifically designed to accommodate the unique needs of the InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3, GEN4 and GEN5 product lines.

"We are very excited to be up and running in our new facility," said Tom Vaneck, Vice President of InstantEye Robotics. "The entire space was designed from the ground up to streamline the product design process. Having our design labs, manufacturing floor and flight arenas co-located means that new products and enhancements to existing products get to market faster, and we are best able to control costs and maintain quality."

The InstantEye Product Development Facility tightly integrates the design labs with the engineering area, allowing the product team to easily collaborate and test new concepts. The engineering area is adjacent to the manufacturing floor. While each InstantEye product has its own dedicated manufacturing line, "link points" enable efficient sharing of common components and subsystems for assembly and installation on several products.  One of the keys to the success of InstantEye products is design commonality; "It gives a sense of familiarity to customers and drives out cost and complexity," said Richard Guiler, Director of Product Development.

The InstantEye Product Development Facility also has indoor and outdoor flight arenas. The large indoor flight arena is an open space equipped with a motion capture system and easily reconfigurable "obstacles." All new product designs are tested, tuned and proven in the indoor flight arena prior to moving to outdoor flight testing for real-world evaluation. Only after a product has successfully passed stressing performance tests is it released for sale.

InstantEye Robotics is a division of Physical Sciences Inc., also located in Andover Massachusetts. InstantEye Robotics is a global leader in tactical unmanned aircraft systems. When customers need a reliable, portfolio-manageable, multi-mission system, they choose InstantEye.

Press Contacts

Kimberly Kohlhepp
InstantEye Robotics
978.918.7364
[email protected]
www.instanteyerobotics.com

SOURCE InstantEye Robotics

Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) and MKS Instruments, Inc. Join Forces to Protect Private Industry From Targeted Attacks Using Chemical Weapons With The High-Powered MKS AIRGARD® Ambient Air Analyzer

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2018 -- Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that they have successfully executed a Sales and Distributorship agreement with MKS Instruments, Inc. the manufacturer of the Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)-based AIRGARD ambient air analyzer.

A key threat identified by the Department of Homeland Security is the targeted release of Radioactive Material, Toxic Chemicals and/or Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) distributed through a building's HVAC system to either harm building occupants or cause mass business disruptions.  The MKS AIRGARD ambient air analyzer is an ultra-sensitive, (FTIR)-based gas analyzer designed to rapidly detect CWA's and other toxic gases.  The AIRGARD has been thoroughly tested by the Department of Defense for its sensitivity, specificity, response time, and immunity to false positive alarms.  This immunity to false alarms prevents unwarranted evacuation of buildings, associated interruptions of business, and emergency notifications when no threat materials are present in the building airflow.  The AIRGARD has been tested by DoD and DHS as one of the pre-eminent technologies for chemical vapor detection.

"The AIRGARD® ambient air analyzer is an excellent addition to the extensive detection capabilities of BPSI's Sentry One™Toxic Chemical and Radiological Detection Solution.  It is a best of breed technology focused on detecting some of the most lethal toxins known as Chemical Weapon Agents or CWA's.  The ultra-low false alarm rates and excellent real world operational up-time make the AIRGARD® a perfect addition to our line-up of high performance detection equipment focused on saving human life," said Jay Poggi, Lead Engineer of Homeland Security Solutions at BPSI.     

"BPSI fits well as a partner with MKS, focusing on non-Government solutions in the Chemical Warfare Agent detection stationary gas analyzer market. The addition of the MKS AIRGARD® to BPSI's Sentry One™ platform, coupled with SAFETY Act Designation and BPSI's solution and service capability, make for a strong partnership for this market," said Vidi Saptari, General Manager P&EA MKS Instruments, Inc.  

About BPSI
BPSI is the world leader in reliable automated toxin protection life-safety systems for public gathering spaces, mass transit stations, and buildings. Founded by building systems experts with over 30 years of infrastructure experience, BPSI's products are U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designated Qualified Anti-Terrorist Technologies (QATT) that quickly and reliably detect, identify and isolate toxic chemicals and radioactive isotopes in the air to protect innocent people and assets. More information can be found at www.BPSIglobal.com or 888-888-BPSI.

About MKS: About MKS

Media Contact:
Jay Poggi
Lead Engineer - Homeland Security
BPSI
(925) 451-4017
[email protected]  

SOURCE Building Protection Systems, Inc.

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Lockheed Martin Appoints Key Communications Leaders

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 24, 2018 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) appointed Bill Phelps as vice president, External Communications, and Adam Sohn as vice president, Lockheed Martin Space Communications. Both report to Jennifer Whitlow, senior vice president, Lockheed Martin Communications.

Phelps succeeds Nettie Johnson who will retire from Lockheed Martin January 31, and Sohn succeeds Andrea Greenan, who was recently named vice president, Internal Communications.

Phelps has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications, public relations and journalism. In his new role, he will lead the corporation's media relations, marketing communications, social media and visual communications functions. He joined Lockheed Martin in 2016 as director, Worldwide Media Relations, serving as the primary spokesperson for the corporation and leading the team responsible for external media engagements. Prior to Lockheed Martin, he was director of Corporate Communications for Altria, which owns some of the nation's largest tobacco companies, including Philip Morris USA. There, he led the media relations, online, internal communications and corporate marketing teams, supporting issues related to the company and its products, including Marlboro. He was also an account supervisor at Siddall, an advertising and public relations firm, and served several years as a television news producer at the NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. Phelps holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Richmond and a master's degree in Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Sohn brings more than 20 years of demonstrated success as a communications leader in technology and politics to his new role. As vice president, Space Communications, he is responsible for integrated communications in support of the Lockheed Martin Space business, including employee engagement, community relations, marketing, social media and media relations. Previously, he was director of Strategic Communications at Amazon's devices and services business, where he led a team responsible for global communications strategy, thought leadership and issues management for products including Echo and Alexa, Fire TV, Fire Tablets and Kindle. Prior to joining Amazon, Sohn held a number of communications leadership roles at Microsoft where he was responsible for corporate brand reputation management, as well as, the launch and sustainment of key products such as the Bing search service and Windows. Early in his career he worked in policy, communications and technology for President Clinton's campaigns, the 1996 Presidential Inaugural Committee, and the Democratic National Committee. Sohn holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Swarthmore College.

For additional information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

SOURCE Lockheed Martin

Pasternack Debuts New Line of Compact Waveguide Gunn Diode Oscillators

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 -- Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has unveiled a new line of compact waveguide Gunn diode oscillators that are tunable and generate signal levels that exhibit low phase noise at popular K and Ka band frequencies. Typical applications include transmit and receive oscillators for radio communications, local oscillator source that can be multiplied for higher mm-wave frequency test and measurement, military and commercial radar sources, police radar, Doppler sensors and security screening.

Pasternack's new Gunn diode oscillators incorporate high performance devices and machined aluminum cavities.  Due to the extremely high external Q and temperature compensation mechanism, these oscillators exhibit excellent frequency and power stability, lower phase noise and higher anti-load pulling characteristics. There are two models in this series, the PEWGN1001 model is a K-Band waveguide Gunn oscillator module that generates a center frequency of 24.125 GHz with a tuning range of +/- 1.0 GHz. The PEWGN1000 model generates a Ka band center frequency of 35 GHz with a tuning range of +/- 3.0 GHz.  Both models incorporate self-locking tuning screws.

Performance specifications include phase noise as low as -98 dBc/Hz typical at 100 KHz offset and frequency stability as low as -0.2 MHz/°C maximum. The output power of these oscillators is +10 dBm min with power stability of -0.03 dB/°C maximum. Bias supply is +5 to +5.5 Vdc at 200 to 250 mA typical with an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.  The rugged and compact package designs support output frequency ports with fully integrated Mil-grade waveguide flanges of WR-42 UG-595/U for K band and WR-28 UG-599/U for Ka band.    

"Our new series of K and Ka band Gunn diode oscillators offer popular center point frequencies of 24.125 and 35 GHz that are tunable. Designers will find these devices extremely useful for sensitive communication, radar and test and measurement applications. Pasternack offers both models available in stock with detailed datasheets and ready for immediate shipment," said Tim Galla, Product Manager.

Pasternack's new Gunn diode oscillators are in stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity. For detailed information on these products, please visit https://www.pasternack.com/pages/rf-microwave-and-millimeter-wave-products/waveguide-gunn-diode-oscillators.html.
For inquiries, Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.

About Pasternack:
A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and supplier offering the industry's largest selection of active and passive RF, microwave and millimeter wave products available for same-day shipping. Pasternack is an Infinite Electronics company.

LIFARS & SophistIT Launch Global Partnership

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2018 -- LIFARS, LLC, a New York City-based cybersecurity intelligence and digital forensics firm, announced today that it has started a partnership with SophistIT, an IT Solutions and complex cyber security consultancy firm headquartered in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. 

The partnership premiers a first in-class Incident Advisory and Response Retainer powered by the LIFARS brand featuring a flexible solution that enables any organization to respond adequately in the case of a cybersecurity breach. Key features of the offering consist of a remote and onsite advisory service to assist clients in preventing incidents, preparing to respond, and a remote-first response in the event of a cyber security incident. Additionally, the combined offering includes top-ranked hardware, software, skills and expertise, and a deep understanding of current malware and attack techniques to provide an optimal response to customers. 

"We are very pleased to enter into a partnership with SophistIT. This is a testament to the quality of our service and position in the U.S. as a leader in the field of digital forensics and cyber resiliency, that will now extend into international territories," says Ondrej Krehel, the Founder of LIFARS. "The market clearly recognizes the immense need for companies to implement proper cybersecurity measures on-site, which is a great sign," adds Krehel. 

"SophistIT's Elite Security Services are an important part of our complete cyber security incident response platform. SophistIT provides this unique offering to our customers in close partnership with LIFARS LLC. This combination of high-tech skill-sets and services provide a deep expertise of the cyber security environment and are required for a capable response," says Peter Beres, Co-Founder of SophistIT. 

Establishing a relationship with LIFARS & SophistIT before a cyber security incident enables the response team to become familiar with your customers' environments as if it were their own, allowing for a faster and more effective response similar to building an internal response team.

About LIFARS  
LIFARS is the global leader in Digital Forensics and Cyber Resiliency Services. Our experience spans decades working on high profile events often in coordination with law enforcement agencies around the world. Our methodology derives directly and indirectly from our experience working with and for US Intelligence Agencies, Interpol, Europol and NATO. We are solely dedicated to Cyber Resiliency and remain attentive to all aspects of our client's engagement experience while providing a strategic and integrated array of services to minimize risk, disruption and maximize the benefits from your cyber investments.

About SophistIT  
SophistIT is an IT solutions consultancy firm based in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. SophistIT brings next generation technologies with a combination of sophisticated services to answer cyber threats and meet the cyber security needs of today's world. Our solutions combine detection and analytic tools enriched by elite cyber security platforms, and include digital forensic investigation, professional and immediate reaction to data breach, deep testing and security of applications and web applications, and analysis of communication and digital risk in real-time.


Contact:
Michael Brown

LIFARS LLC 
240
E 35th St.
New York, NY 10016

Office: +1 212-222-7061

E: [email protected]
W: https://lifars.com
 
SOURCE LIFARS, LLC
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What can 5G learn from the Military Communications Market? A range of crossover technologies will become common across both commercial and military communications networks and devices

BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Software defined architecture, solid-state technology, radio-satellite communications-wireless network integration as well as communicating voice and data/video simultaneously and securely in an increasingly complex spectrum environment will underpin growth for military communications systems and the associated component and semiconductor demand. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service report, "Military Communications Market Outlook 2016 - 2026," forecasts spending on global military communications systems and services will grow to over $36.7 billion in 2026, a compound annual growth rate of 3.5%.

 

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Military communications operate under an umbrella of heterogeneous networks that enable the provision of interoperable voice, video and data services across a global environment, segmented according to security policies, transmission requirements and the individual needs of the end user. In terms of the networked battlespace, this can be summarized as:

  • Upper level networking, consisting of infrastructure and networking components;
  • Mid-level networking providing high capacity backhaul;
  • Support to the tactical edge for end-users and sensors

"In a similar fashion, 5G serves as an aggregator technology that will encompass a range of network types and technologies to serve both traditional voice, video and data requirements to the end-user, as well as opening up capabilities to enable connectivity across devices including vehicles, machines, sensors and devices," notes Eric Higham, North American Director for ADS.

Phased arrays, beam forming, millimeter-wave frequencies, satellite communications, Gallium Nitride, duplex communications and shared spectrum access are amongst the crossover technologies that will become common across both commercial and military communications.

"Communicating voice, data and video simultaneously and securely over wider and higher bandwidths in an increasingly complex spectrum environment will underpin trends for military communications system design and associated component demand," observed Asif Anwar, ADS Director at Strategy Analytics. "This will be underpinned by software defined architectures, solid-state technologies including gallium nitride and radio-satellite communications-wireless network integration."

Military Communications Market Outlook 2016 - 2026 presents the outlook for global military communications in terms of overall expenditure, as well as detailing expected shipments and associated demand for components and semiconductor technologies.

Spending on communications systems is segmented on a regional basis, and covers the land, air, sea and space domains. System shipments are derived through a robust analysis of the market based on platform and communications function and mission. Further segmentation of the market in terms of frequency and power is also presented for military radios and satellite communications.

The underlying numerical data is available in the Global Communications Market Forecast: 2016 - 2026 (https://www.strategyanalytics.com/access-services/components/defense/market-data/report-detail/global-military-communications-market-forecast-2016---2026) forecast data model that looks at the total military communications sector comprising radio and satellite terminals systems, as well as networks, datalinks and other communications systems. The report also details the resultant demand for semiconductor components, based on an assessment of market and technology trends. Supporting data models that focus on the military radio and satellite terminal sectors to complete this suite of information are:

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com 

European Contact: Asif Anwar, +44(0) 1908 423 635, [email protected]

US Contact: Eric Higham, +1 617 614 0721, [email protected]

SOURCE Strategy Analytics

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What can 5G learn from the Military Communications Market? A range of crossover technologies will become common across both commercial and military communications networks and devices

BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2018 --Software defined architecture, solid-state technology, radio-satellite communications-wireless network integration as well as communicating voice and data/video simultaneously and securely in an increasingly complex spectrum environment will underpin growth for military communications systems and the associated component and semiconductor demand. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service report, "Military Communications Market Outlook 2016 - 2026," forecasts spending on global military communications systems and services will grow to over $36.7 billion in 2026, a compound annual growth rate of 3.5%.

 

(PRNewsfoto/Strategy Analytics)...

 

Military communications operate under an umbrella of heterogeneous networks that enable the provision of interoperable voice, video and data services across a global environment, segmented according to security policies, transmission requirements and the individual needs of the end user. In terms of the networked battlespace, this can be summarized as:

  • Upper level networking, consisting of infrastructure and networking components;
  • Mid-level networking providing high capacity backhaul;
  • Support to the tactical edge for end-users and sensors

"In a similar fashion, 5G serves as an aggregator technology that will encompass a range of network types and technologies to serve both traditional voice, video and data requirements to the end-user, as well as opening up capabilities to enable connectivity across devices including vehicles, machines, sensors and devices," notes Eric Higham, North American Director for ADS.

Phased arrays, beam forming, millimeter-wave frequencies, satellite communications, Gallium Nitride, duplex communications and shared spectrum access are amongst the crossover technologies that will become common across both commercial and military communications.

"Communicating voice, data and video simultaneously and securely over wider and higher bandwidths in an increasingly complex spectrum environment will underpin trends for military communications system design and associated component demand," observed Asif Anwar, ADS Director at Strategy Analytics. "This will be underpinned by software defined architectures, solid-state technologies including gallium nitride and radio-satellite communications-wireless network integration."

Military Communications Market Outlook 2016 - 2026 presents the outlook for global military communications in terms of overall expenditure, as well as detailing expected shipments and associated demand for components and semiconductor technologies.

Spending on communications systems is segmented on a regional basis, and covers the land, air, sea and space domains. System shipments are derived through a robust analysis of the market based on platform and communications function and mission. Further segmentation of the market in terms of frequency and power is also presented for military radios and satellite communications.

The underlying numerical data is available in the Global Communications Market Forecast: 2016 - 2026 (https://www.strategyanalytics.com/access-services/components/defense/market-data/report-detail/global-military-communications-market-forecast-2016---2026) forecast data model that looks at the total military communications sector comprising radio and satellite terminals systems, as well as networks, datalinks and other communications systems. The report also details the resultant demand for semiconductor components, based on an assessment of market and technology trends. Supporting data models that focus on the military radio and satellite terminal sectors to complete this suite of information are:

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com 

European Contact: Asif Anwar, +44(0) 1908 423 635, [email protected]

US Contact: Eric Higham, +1 617 614 0721, [email protected]

SOURCE Strategy Analytics

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Elbit Systems of America Names Brian Sinkiewicz as Senior Vice President of Airborne Solutions

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 23, 2018 -- Elbit Systems of America, LLC  (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), announced today that Mr. Brian Sinkiewicz has joined the company as Senior Vice President of its Airborne Solutions business unit.

Sinkiewicz comes to Elbit Systems of America from Textron Systems Corporation, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Weapon and Sensor Systems business.

In his new role, Sinkiewicz will be responsible for the overall performance, growth and customer engagement for the company's extensive portfolio of airborne solutions for U.S. and allied military customers. These solutions include intelligent pilot interface solutions, such as advanced cockpit and helmet mounted display systems; laser and dual-mode seekers for precision guided munitions; advanced aviation threat detection systems; and embedded avionics for aircraft communications, mission processing, and training and simulation.

"Brian's reputation and extensive experience in our industry exemplify a customer-first approach that aligns with our mission to provide innovative solutions for protecting and saving lives," commented Raanan Horowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Elbit Systems of America. "We look forward to Brian's leadership and contributions in helping Elbit America deliver advanced solutions that provide our military pilots the decisive edge in mission effectiveness."

Sinkiewicz earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Bryant University, and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University.

For more information on Elbit Systems of America, please visit: 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: www.elbitsystems-us.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: www.elbitsystems.com or follow us on Twitter.

Trademarks
Elbit Systems of America and other trademarks, service marks and logos are registered or unregistered marks of Elbit Systems of America companies in the United States and in foreign countries. Copyright ©2018 Elbit Systems of America. All rights reserved.

Forward Looking Statement
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:
Rod Gibbons | 817-234-6834 | [email protected]
Shari Clarkson I 682-286-2363 I [email protected]

 

SOURCE Elbit Systems of America, LLC

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The Culture Connection Gets Real: Secure Software Development Requires a New Mindset

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2018 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today revealed results following the second phase of a global survey of more than 1,200 IT leaders around the topic of secure software development. Conducted by IT industry analyst firm Freeform Dynamics, the new report entitled, “Integrating Security into the DNA of Your Software Lifecycle,” highlights the influence of an organization’s culture on its ability to integrate security practices into their software development initiatives, a practice and approach commonly known as DevSecOps.

Today’s digital economy is fueled by software. When software is developed with security integrated from the start, the risk of data breaches is greatly diminished, providing users with heightened levels of confidence and trust when engaging with applications and services that are so ubiquitous in our online world.

According to survey respondents, the majority confirmed that software development supports growth and expansion, helps businesses compete and drives digital transformation. And yet, the findings show that, as software becomes more critical to business success in the digital economy, security concerns are exponentially on the rise. In fact, 74% of respondents agreed that security threats due to software and code issues is a growing concern. CA Veracode’s State of Software Security Report 2017 found that vulnerabilities continue to crop up in previously untested software at alarming rates, with 77% of apps having at least one vulnerability on initial scan.

Creating a culture of secure software development is a major challenge, according to the survey findings. An overwhelming 58% of respondents cited existing culture and lack of skills as hurdles to being able to embed security testing and evaluation within software development processes. Only 24% strongly agreed that the organization’s culture and practices supported collaboration across development, operations and security. On top of cultural limitations, less than a quarter of respondents strongly agreed that senior management would sacrifice time to market in order to have sufficient time to assess and repair software security vulnerabilities.

“Security is a key principle in any Modern Software Factory. While our survey findings confirm an overarching recognition in the importance of ensuring that data and systems are built and maintained securely, there is still a lack of cultural adoption within organizations around this pressing issue,” said Ayman Sayed, president and chief product officer, CA Technologies. “When coupled with security, Intelligent IT – the use of AI, machine learning and analytics to make better, more informed decisions – can dramatically change the way that business is done.”

The report showcases characteristics of “Software Security Masters” (the top 34% of respondents), which are organizations that have been able to fully integrate security into their software development lifecycles. This includes conducting early and continuous application testing for security vulnerabilities, as well as embracing the practice of DevSecOps.

In fact, when compared with the mainstream, respondents from the Software Security Masters were over two times more likely to strongly agree that they viewed security as an enabler of new business opportunities. These organizations also exhibited the following attributes:

● 50% higher profit growth
● 40% higher revenue growth
● Are 2.6x more likely to have security testing keep up with frequent app updates
● Are 2.5x more likely to be outpacing their competitors

“The organizations labeled as Software Security Masters are the beacons of hope in today’s digital economy. Not only do they exemplify and represent the cultural mindset necessary to adapt and thrive in today’s dynamic market, they are influencing change within the industry while shaping the workplace of the future,” concluded Sayed.

Survey Methodology
The global online survey of 1,279 senior IT and business executives was sponsored by CA Technologies and conducted by industry analyst firm Freeform Dynamics in July 2017. It was augmented by in-depth telephone interviews with key industry executives. For full survey methodology details, please see the report, “Integrating Security into the DNA of Your Software Lifecycle.”

Download the full report and other supporting materials:

● Report: Integrating Security into the DNA of Your Software Lifecycle
Infographic
● Ayman Sayed Blog: The Competitive Edge of DevSecOps

About Freeform Dynamics
Freeform Dynamics is an IT industry analyst firm. Through research and insights, the firm aims to help busy IT and business professionals get up to speed on the latest technology developments, and make better-informed investment decisions. For more information, and access to a library of free research, please visit www.freeformdynamics.com.

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