Elbit Systems of America Celebrates 25 Years as an American Company

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (June 21, 2017) – Elbit Systems of America, LLC announces its 25-year anniversary as a leading provider of advanced technology products, system solutions, and support services for the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets.

“We are an American company that helps keep America safe,” said Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems of America president and chief executive officer. “Our customers are the reason behind our mission to deliver innovative solutions that help protect and save lives. Our employees are proud of the work they do and its importance to our nation.”

The original company was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1992. In early 1993, the company started operating in Fort Worth, Texas, after purchasing a manufacturing plant from another defense contractor. Operations in Fort Worth began with 170 employees, one key customer and one key program supporting the U.S. Air Force’s F-16 aircraft.

Over the years, Elbit Systems of America grew to nearly 1,800 employees. It acquired six wholly owned subsidiaries to become an industry leader in aircraft helmet mounted display technologies, night vision systems, precision guided seekers, and laser targeting systems. The company is also a systems integrator for border security technology, a pioneer in commercial aviation enhanced vision systems, a provider of sustainment and support solutions for military aircraft and ground vehicles, and an innovator of medical instrumentation equipment. Through its broad business base and extensive network of American suppliers, Elbit Systems of America has contributed billions of dollars -- and thousands of jobs -- to our nation’s economy in the past 25 years.

Elbit Systems of America currently operates from eight major locations across the United States. It remains headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, in the same building it purchased in 1993. Elbit Systems of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of 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. Elbit Systems Ltd celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year.

Elbit Systems of America actively invests in future innovators through STEM education and Team America Rocketry Challenge. The company is a national sponsor for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising awareness and funds for groundbreaking cancer research. Employees across the company also volunteer their personal time to support local foodbanks, family shelters, children programs, and animal rescue.

“As we mark this 25-year milestone, we recommit ourselves to providing our customers with nothing short of our very best,” said Horowitz. “Our customers depend upon us to help their mission of keeping America safe.”