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Elbit Systems – An Overview



Elbit Systems - An Overview

Elbit Systems is a world leader in providing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and related services to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

The company offers a broad range of products and services for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; battlefield coordination; targeting; and precision strike.

Elbit Systems has been mentioned in various news articles over the past year for its role in supplying drones to the IDF during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

In this blog post, we will take a comprehensive look at Elbit Systems, its history, products, and services. We will also explore how these products and services have benefited the IDF in Gaza.

What is Elbit Systems?

Elbit Systems Ltd. (TSE: Elbit) is a global defense electronics company founded in 1976.

The company specializes in the design, manufacture, and sale of advanced surveillance and precision weaponry systems, as well as providing related services to the military and homeland security marketplaces.

The company’s portfolio includes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), ground-based systems, guidance and control systems, missile development and production, radar, intelligence-gathering equipment and systems, armored vehicles, naval vessels, and cybersecurity solutions.

Elbit Systems has operations in Israel, the United States of America (USA), Europe, the Asia Pacific Region, and Africa.

Elbit Systems’ products are used by militaries around the world including Israel Defense Forces (IDF), United States Army (US Army), Royal Jordanian Armed Forces (RJAF), Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), Singapore Armed Forces(SAF), Australian Defence Force (ADF) among others.

History of Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. (Elbit) is a global defense and security company with headquarters in Herzliya, Israel.

It was founded in 1976 as an electronic components manufacturer but has since diversified into systems engineering and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Elbit designs manufacture and sell a wide range of airborne and ground systems including radar, communication, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (CISR) systems; missiles; armored vehicles; unmanned helicopters; manned helicopters; training systems; and combat support equipment.

The company has a workforce of over 4,500 people across more than 25 countries. In the fiscal year 2017, its revenues totaled $1.337 billion.

Elbit Systems traces its origins back to the establishment of Electronics Laboratory Ltd.

which was established in Tel Aviv by pioneers such as Professor Zvi Zilberstein and Dr. Amnon Lipkin-Shahak in November of 1966 to develop innovative electronic products for military use.

In 1976 the company changed its name to Elbit Systems Ltd., reflecting its broadened scope beyond parts manufacturing into system engineering and UAVs.

In 1984 Elbit Systems developed one of the world’s first fly-by-wire control packs for aircraft missiles, leading to mass production of this type of control hardware for Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jets throughout the 1980s.

In 1987 Elbit Systems won a contract to design, produce and supply the complete ground system for the Sparrow missile defense program operated by

Business Strategy of Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is a global systems integration, engineering, and technology company that produces military and civilian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), ground control stations (GCSs), and missile defense systems.

The company was founded in 1986 by Israeli arms manufacturer Elta Ltd. Elbit has over 6,000 employees at more than 30 locations in 20 countries around the world.

Elbit manufactures UAVs for both civilian and military applications.

Its commercial UAV products include precision agriculture, mapping and surveying, inspection and monitoring, security services, filmmaking/photography/image capture, air cargo transportation and package delivery,

oil & gas exploration, maritime search-and-rescue operations, land management/agriculture/forestry surveillance, border monitoring/security control, early warning detection of intrusions or natural disasters.

The company’s main military product lines are the Hermes 450 medium altitude long endurance UAV; the Heron TP long-range patrol/attack UAV;

the Skylark drone system for firefighting; the FalconEye advanced observation system used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to detect targets from long distances; the Spike anti-tank missile system; and the Trophy Active Protection System for tanks.

Elbit also manufactures GCSs that support manned aircraft missions such as reconnaissance (Heron TP), battlefield management (Skylark), target acquisition & designation (Trophy), target tracking & ranging (FalconEye), data links (

Products and Services of Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems is an Israeli defense contractor that specializes in systems and products for military and civilian applications.

The company has a long history of providing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging security challenges.

Elbit Systems operates manufacturing facilities in Israel, the United States, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, and Thailand.

The company offers a wide range of products and services including perimeter security systems, aircraft detection systems, surveillance cameras, command and control systems, missile defense systems and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Competitive Advantages and Challenges of Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems is a global leading supplier of advanced battle management systems and other related products.

The company’s headquarters are located in Israel, with active sales and marketing subsidiaries in over 50 countries.

Elbit Systems offers state-of-the-art equipment for military, homeland security, commercial applications, and civil support.

Innovative technology and cutting-edge performance have made Elbit Systems Oldham the preferred system integrator of choice for many top military and government organizations worldwide.

However, the company also faces significant competitive challenges.

First and foremost, Elbit Systems must contend with the growing availability of inexpensive alternatives to its products.

In particular, Chinese companies have developed high-quality battle management systems at a much lower cost than those offered by Elbit Systems.

This has put pressure on the Israeli company’s revenue and profit margins.

Second, Elbit Systems faces stiff competition from traditional defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing who are investing heavily in modern battle management systems (BMS).

These companies can offer their customers a wider range of technologies, services, and support options that can be tailored to specific needs or requirements.

This makes them very difficult competitors for Elbit Systems which must rely largely on its own innovation capabilities to stay ahead of the curve.

Overall, despite these challenges, Elbit Systems remains a leading player in the battle management systems market.

It has a strong balance sheet with ample resources available to invest in new product development as well as marketing initiatives that could help it.

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