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Former L3, Elbit Systems Exec Amela Wilson Appointed FLIR Surveillance Division Head

Amela Wilson, former vice president of sensor and fire control solutions at Elbit Systems of America (Nasdaq: ESLT), has been named vice president and general manager of the surveillance division within joined FLIR Systems‘s (Nasdaq: FLIR) government and defense business. Wilson will be based in Washington, D.C., and responsible for …

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Northrop Vet Justin Gans Joins Elbit Systems’ US Arm as Strategy, Corporate Development VP

Justin Gans, formerly director of portfolio development at Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) aerospace sector, has been named vice president of strategy and corporate development at Elbit Systems‘ (Nasdaq: ESLT) U.S. subsidiary. Raanan Horowitz, president and CEO at Elbit Systems of America, said in a statement published Tuesday Gans will help expand the company’s …

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Elbit Systems Gets Govt Clearances for Universal Avionics Acquisition

Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) has secured the necessary government clearances to acquire Tucson, Arizona-based Universal Avionics Systems Corp. through an asset acquisition transaction. Israel-based Elbit Systems said Thursday it expects to complete the purchase in the “coming weeks.” Universal Avionics manufactures avionics systems for military and commercial helicopters, transport planes and turboprop aircraft. …

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Ted Fordyce Named Washington Operations VP at Elbit Systems’ US Arm

Ted Fordyce, vice president of government relations at Elbit Systems’ (Nasdaq: ESLT) U.S. arm, has assumed the additional role of VP for the subsidiary’s Washington operations. Fordyce will serve as Elbit Systems of America’s liaison to the White House, Congress and federal agencies such as the departments of Homeland Security and …

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Textron Vet Brian Sinkiewicz Joins Elbit Systems’ US Arm as Airborne Solutions SVP

Brian Sinkiewicz, former senior vice president and general manager of Textron Systems‘  (NYSE: TXT) weapon and sensor systems business, has been named SVP of airborne solutions at Elbit Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary. He will oversee performance, customer engagement and growth efforts for Elbit Systems of America‘s portfolio of airborne products designed for U.S. and international defense …

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Elbit Systems Secures $93M F-5 Aircraft Upgrade Contract From APAC Customer

Elbit Systems has received a potential three-year, $93 million contract to modernize a fleet of F-5 fighter aircraft for an undisclosed Asia-Pacific country. The company said Tuesday the upgrade will cover head-up displays, advanced cockpit, radars, DASH IV head mounted systems and weapon delivery and navigation systems. Yoram Shmuely, general manager of …

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Elbit Systems Lands $100M Contract From Israeli Defense Ministry for Software-Based Radios

Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) has received a potential five-year, $100 million contract from Israel’s ministry of defense to manufacture and deliver hundreds of advanced radio systems. The Israel-headquartered company said Wednesday it will supply handheld, airborne and vehicle mounted software-defined radios designed to support high-security network services. “We are very proud of this award, reinforcing …

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Elbit Systems’ US Subsidiary to Provide Army Fire Control Systems Under $102M Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Elbit Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary a one-year, $102 million firm-fixed-price contract to produce fire control systems for the service branch’s mortar and fielding activity. Elbit Systems of America will perform work through Dec. 31, 2017, the Defense Department said Thursday. The Army Contracting Command received one bid for the contract via …

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Retired Air Force Gen. Duncan McNabb Joins Board of Elbit Systems’ US Arm

Duncan McNabb, a retired U.S. Air Force general and former commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, has joined the board of directors of Elbit Systems‘ (Nasdaq: ESLT) U.S. subsidiary. He will join six other outside directors led by Robert Magnus,  chairman of the board at Elbit Systems of America and a retired U.S. Marine Corps …

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Elbit Systems’ US Arm Awarded $103M Army Mortar Production IDIQ

The U.S. Army has awarded a five-year, $103 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to Elbit Systems‘ (Nasdaq: ESLT) U.S. subsidiary for the production of mortar weapon systems. Elbit Systems of America has also received an initial purchase order from the military service, the company said Wednesday. Raanan Horowitz, president and CEO of Elbit Systems of …

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