Brazilian F-5 avionics upgrade awarded to AEL Sistemas

HAIFA, Israel, 11 April 2011. Embraer S.A. selected AEL Sistemas S.A , a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. to perform an avionics upgrade eleven F-5 aircraft. AEL is the main subcontractor to Embraer Defense and Security, the prime contractor for the project.

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HAIFA, Israel, 11 April 2011. Embraer S.A. selected AEL Sistemas S.A , a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. to perform an avionics upgrade eleven F-5 aircraft. AEL is the main subcontractor to Embraer Defense and Security, the prime contractor for the project.
The contract, valued at $85 million, is a follow-on to contracts awarded in 2001 and 2007, and will include engineering services and the delivery of all system equipment, including the mission computer, display systems, radar, electronic warfare system, ammunition management system, and other avionics products. In addition, as part of the contract, AEL will supply a flight simulator, spares, and ground support equipment.
"We are proud of AEL's selection to perform this follow-on project, which underscores AEL's ability to provide both Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force with advanced in-country engineering, development, manufacturing, and logistics support," says Joseph Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of Elbit Systems. "Through significant investments and on-going joint programs, AEL has become a center of excellence for avionics and the follow-on award attests to the customer's satisfaction with our performance track record."

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