Profile: Elbit Systems Ltd (ESLT.O)
17 Oct 2019
Elbit Systems Ltd., incorporated on August 20, 1966, is an international technology company engaged in a range of programs across the world. The Company develops and supplies a portfolio of airborne, land and naval systems and products for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications. Its systems and products are installed on new platforms, and it also performs platform modernization programs. In addition, it provides a range of support services. The Company's activities include military aircraft and helicopter systems; helmet mounted systems; commercial aviation systems and aerostructures; unmanned aircraft and unmanned surface vessels; land vehicle systems; command, control, communications, computer and intelligence (C4I) systems; intelligence and cyber systems; electro-optic and countermeasures systems; electronic warfare and signal intelligence systems, and various commercial activities. It operates primarily in the defense and homeland security arenas.
The Company conducts its United States business through Elbit Systems of America, LLC (Elbit Systems of America), and its subsidiaries, including EFW Inc. (EFW), Kollsman, Inc. (Kollsman), KMC Systems, Inc. (KMC), International Enterprises, LLC (IEI), M7 Aerospace LLC (M7) and Real-Time Laboratories, LLC (RTL). Elbit Systems of America provides products and systems solutions focusing on the United States military, commercial aviation, homeland security and medical instrumentation customers. Elbit Systems of America is organized along a number of main business lines operating out of several primary operational facilities. The major business lines include Airborne Solutions, Sensors and Fire Control Solutions, Sustainment and Support Solutions, Commercial Aviation - Kollsman and Medical Instruments - KMC Systems.
The Company's Israeli subsidiaries include Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd. (Elop), Elbit Systems Land and C4I Ltd. (ESLC), Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra Ltd. (Elisra) and CYBERBIT Ltd. (CYBERBIT). Elop designs, engineers, manufactures and supports a range of electro-optic systems and products mainly for defense, space and homeland security applications. ESLC is engaged in the worldwide market for land-based systems and products for military vehicles, artillery and mortar systems, C4I systems and communications systems and equipment. Elisra provides a range of electronic warfare (EW) systems, signal intelligence (SIGINT) systems and C4ISR technological solutions for the worldwide market. CYBERBIT provides a range of solutions in the areas of intelligence monitoring and interception, investigation and knowledge management, open source intelligence (OSINT), tactical SIGINT interception, cyber security and cyber training and simulation for defense, homeland security and commercial customers. The Company also has a range of other smaller subsidiaries and investee companies in Israel, Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia that conduct marketing, engineering manufacturing, logistic support and other activities, principally in the subsidiary's local market.
Military Aircraft and Helicopter Systems
The Company supplies airborne systems and products to military aircraft manufacturers and end users designed to manage operational capabilities and extend aircraft life cycles. Its airborne systems provide a range of solutions from a single sensor to an entire cockpit avionics suite. The Company integrates its systems on fixed and rotary-wing, eastern and western, new and mature aircraft. Under its aircraft and helicopter upgrade programs, the Company integrates advanced electronic, communication, navigation, electro-optic and electronic warfare (EW) systems. It supports life cycle extension of its customers' fleets and supply logistic support services for airborne platforms, including repair and maintenance centers, training and spare parts. Its military fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter systems and products include a range of avionic systems, such as integrated flight deck systems, mission management computers, displays, digital maps and digital recorders. Its portfolio also includes airborne electro-optic systems, such as head-up displays, airborne intelligence gathering systems, such as SkEye wide area persistent video surveillance (WAPS), precision guidance systems and aircraft structural components. It also includes a range of aircraft tactical, virtual, appended and embedded trainers and simulators. The Company's programs for military fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters encompass full scale aircraft upgrades, system upgrades, system and product supply, training, simulators and logistic support. The customers and end users for its military fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter programs include a range of air forces and other governmental defense and homeland security forces across the world, as well as fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter manufacturers.
Helmet Mounted Systems
The Company designs and supplies advanced helmet mounted systems (HMS), including helmet mounted displays (HMDs) for fixed-wing aircraft and rotary aircraft pilots. These systems and displays include tracking and display systems, both for day and night flying. Its systems measure the pilot's line-of-sight, slave applicable systems to the target, identify target location and bring displays to the pilot's eye level. The Company supplies its HMS as part of its upgrade programs, as well as on a stand-alone basis. Its portfolio of helmet mounted systems for fixed-wing aircraft includes the HMS for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS), the TARGO family of helmet mounted avionics, the Display and Sight Helmet (DASH) family and the Night Vision Cueing Display (NVCD) system. Its HMS for helicopters include the Aviator Night Vision Imaging System Head-Up Display (ANVIS/HUD) family, the Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS), Helmet Display Tracker Systems (HDTS), the Panoramic Night Vision Google (PNVG), as well as low visibility landing solutions, such as the BrightNite system. The Company is engaged in a range of programs for HMS for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Customers and end users for its HMS include a range of air forces and other governmental defense and homeland security forces across the world, as well as aircraft and helicopter manufacturers.
Commercial Aviation Systems and Aerostructures
The Company provides a range of systems and products for the commercial and business aviation market. These activities mainly include vision-based cockpit concept systems, other avionics systems, electrical systems and aerostructure products. Its commercial avionics systems are employed on fixed-wing aircraft and commercial helicopters. Its aerostructure products are installed on commercial aircraft. Its portfolio of systems in the commercial aviation area includes vision-based cockpit systems, such as ClearVision, Skylens, EVS II and EVS-SP multi-spectral enhanced vision systems (EVS) and its Landing system. It also includes full avionic suites for commercial helicopters and air data test equipment and air data processor/sensor systems and flight instrumentation for the general avionics market. Its aerostructure products for commercial aviation include pressurized and non-pressurized doors, composite beans and winglets. Customers for its commercial and business aviation systems and products and aerostructures products include a range of aircraft manufacturers and aircraft operators around the world.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs)
The Company designs and supplies integrated UAS for a range of applications. The Company designs and manufactures various UAS platforms, including the Hermes 900, 450 and 90 family and the Skylark family of UAS. It supplies UAS training systems with capabilities to simulate payload performance, malfunctions and ground control station operation. The Company designs and supplies command and control ground station elements, engines, data links, stabilized electro-optic payloads and electronic intelligence (ELINT) and communications intelligence (COMINT) payloads that can be adapted for various types of UAS. Its UAS technology has also been applied to its USV activities, where it is developing USVs for a range of naval applications. The Company performs development, supply, lease and support services and training activities relating to UAS. Customers for the Company's UAS include armed forces and other governmental organizations around the world.
Electro-Optic and Countermeasures Systems
The Company designs and manufactures electro-optic-based solutions for space, air, land and sea applications. Its electro-optic products include laser and thermal imaging systems, head-up displays, countermeasure systems and ISR systems, including payloads for space, airborne, naval and land-based missions. Its products in this area also include ground integrated sights and homeland security solutions.
The Company's portfolio of electro-optic systems and products includes forward looking infrared (FLIR) systems for night observation, including its CORAL and Long View families of thermal imagers, laser designators (such as Rattler), laser range-finders and laser radars. The portfolio also includes stabilized payloads, including its Compact Multi-Purpose Advanced Stabilized Systems (COMPASS) family, and electro-optic-based ISR systems such as the CONDOR 2-EO/IR Long-Range Oblique Photography (LOROP) system and the LORROS (Long-Range Reconnaissance and Observation System). Its electro-optic-based directional IR countermeasure (DIRCM) systems include the Company's Multi-Spectral Infrared Countermeasure System (MUSIC) family. It supplies panchromatic and multi-spectral cameras and telescopes for space applications. In the homeland security area, its electro-optic products and systems include surveillance systems, facility perimeter security products, electronic fences, fiber optic intrusion detection systems and transportation protection systems. The Company's customers include armed forces of a range of governments, defense contractors and homeland security and critical infrastructure authorities.
Land Vehicle Systems
The Company's portfolio of systems and products for land vehicles includes fire control systems, electric gun and turret drive systems, laser warning and threat detection systems, manned and unmanned turrets, remote controlled weapon stations (for land and naval platforms), unmanned ground vehicles, combat vehicle C4I systems, targeting systems, artillery gun and mortar systems, mortar ammunition, driver thermal vision systems, life support systems, auxiliary power units and hydraulic systems. It is engaged in land vehicle systems programs, from vehicle modernization programs, to stand-alone system supply to vehicle manufacturers to life cycle support programs. Customers for its land vehicle systems include armed forces and homeland security agencies, as well as military vehicle manufacturers around the world.
The Company's portfolio of systems and products in the land C4I area includes Digital Army system of systems for net-centric operational effectiveness and connectivity throughout all land forces echelons. Its portfolio also includes battle management systems, artillery C4I systems, observation and ground reconnaissance systems, tactical computers and ruggedized personal data assistants, MapCore software design kit for mapping capabilities, ground smart display units, military IT systems and tactical battle company training systems. Its ground communications portfolio includes HF, VHF and UHF radio and communication systems and products, based in part of the Tadiran product line, software defined radios, integrated radio communication systems, satellite-on-the-move solutions and tactical radio power amplifiers. Its radio and communications portfolio enables deployment of a full military network for the complete range of scenarios and terrain. In the homeland security area, the Company supplies integrated and coastal border C4I surveillance systems, its Wide Bridge broadband communication system, cyber protection systems, border control systems, safe city systems and homeland security and emergency response training and simulation systems. Its customers include ground forces and governmental agencies worldwide.
EW and SIGINT Systems
The Company supplies multi-spectral EW self-protection suites and systems for airborne, ground and naval platforms, including electronic countermeasure (ECM) systems for radar, missiles and communication and electronic support measure (ESM) solutions, including missile warning systems, laser warning systems and radar warning receivers. The Company also furnishes SIGINT systems, including ELINT, COMINT and direction finding systems, designed for air, ground and naval platforms and applications. The Company's portfolio in the EW and SIGINT areas includes protection, intelligence and communications solutions for air, ground and naval applications. It offers EW self-protection suites, including radio frequency, radar warning receivers and laser warning systems, for all airborne platform types. The Company also offers infrared (IR)-based missile warning systems for advanced combat aircraft, as well as for other fixed-wing and rotor platforms. In addition, the Company provides ESM for threat identification. It also provides SIGINT systems for tactical and strategic intelligence gathering, including ELINT and ECM for naval, ground and airborne applications, COMINT and communication jamming systems, counter improvised explosive devices jamming systems for ground forces and cyber protection capabilities. In addition, the Company develops the command and control system for anti-ballistic missiles, including the Arrow missile program and the David Sling anti-missile defense program, and are the developer of the core of the Israel Test Bed simulator for ballistic missile defense systems. Customers for its EW, SIGINT and COMINT systems include governmental armed forces and homeland security agencies, as well as a range of defense contractors.
Intelligence and Cyber Systems
In the intelligence area, the Company provides its Wise Intelligence Technology (WIT) intelligence and knowledge management information technology (IT) systems and also cyber collection solutions, such as Product Support Services (PSS) (for collection from personal computers) and Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) solutions (for collection from the worldwide Web), as well as interception systems based on its TARGET360 interception product. In the cyber defense area, the Company supplies integrated cyber protection solutions, such as CyberShield, including an end point detection and response - AnD product, a SCADA protection product, a mitigation and response - MnR product and a training and simulation product - TnS.
Various Commercial Activities
The Company is engaged in a range of technologies for commercial applications and activities. Its commercial activities include, among others, medical diagnostic equipment (through Elbit Systems of America's KMC Systems subsidiary), automotive night vision enhancement equipment, smart glasses for sports applications and super capacitor energy sources and fuel cells for transportation applications.
The Company competes with Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Rockwell Collins, L-3 Communications, Thales, Airbus, Finmeccanica, Saab, Harris, Textron, FLIR Systems, Orbital ATK, AeroVironment, Rhode and Schwartz, Rheinmetall, Kongsberg, Safran, Aselsan, Bharat Electronics, Cubic, Verint, IAI and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
Elbit Systems Ltd
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