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L-3 Electronic Systems and Elbit Systems Land and C4I Sign Agreement to Base Manufacturing and In-Service Support Programs in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, December 7, 2011 – L-3 Electronic Systems (L-3 ES) and Elbit Systems Land and C4I (ESL Land) are pleased to announce their plan to introduce new jobs and significant investments in Nova Scotia. Working together as Canterra Solutions, the partnership between L-3 ES and ESL Land has plans to base manufacturing and In-Service Support programs in Nova Scotia as part of the team’s bid for the Canadian Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program and the Integrated Soldier System Program (ISSP). The recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between L-3 ES and ESL Land solidifies the partnership’s long-term investment in the province. The companies will utilize L-3 ES facilities and personnel in Nova Scotia to manufacture and support cutting-edge defence technologies for Canadian and foreign military programs.

“The partnership between L-3 ES and ESL Land will generate exciting opportunities for Nova Scotia’s highly skilled workforce,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “This collaboration reinforces that our province is an ideal location for leading companies in the defence, security and aerospace sector to thrive and grow on the international stage.”

If successful in their pursuit of the Canadian programs, L-3 ES’ Nova Scotia facilities will be used for:

  • The customization of current defence technologies for use in the Canadian marketplace, including the transfer of technology and manufacturing of ESL Land’s Dual Remote Weapon Station and Dominator® soldier system
  • Manufacturing and In-Service Support services to Canadian and international projects, including long-term technical and repair and overhaul support services that require highly skilled engineers and technicians
  • Elbit Systems’ global supply chain, where L-3 ES will maximize Canadian content in Atlantic Canada

“With its legacy in developing and supporting Canada’s defence technologies, Nova Scotia is a natural fit for our projects,” commented Bezhalel Machlis, general manager of Elbit Systems Land and C4I.

Richard Ackerman, vice president of business development at L-3 Electronic Systems, added, “By establishing partnerships for the manufacture and In-Service Support of world-class products, such as those developed by Elbit Systems, L-3 ES is focused on its future in Nova Scotia.”

About L-3 Electronic Systems
A subsidiary of New York City-based L-3 Communications, L-3 Electronic Systems designs, develops and manufactures advanced systems and electronic assemblies for the aerospace industry, military agencies and governments around the world. With facilities in Toronto, Ontario, and Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada, the company’s principal lines of business include: Displays, Ground Vehicles Electronic Systems, Weapon Systems Management, and Avionics Repair and Overhaul. To learn more about L-3 Electronic Systems, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/es.

About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace; land and naval systems; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); advanced electro-optics; electro-optic space systems; EW suites; airborne warning systems; ELINT systems; data links; and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications, and provides a range of support services. For additional information, visit www.elbitsystems.com.

About Canterra Solutions
A strategic partnership between L-3 Electronic Systems and Elbit Systems Land and C4I, Canterra Solutions addresses the Canadian Army’s requirements for electronic devices, reconnaissance systems, communications devices, logistics support, in-service support and other cutting-edge technologies. Canterra Solutions contributes unique capabilities and provides the Canadian Army with solutions to meet the challenges and complexities of modern land warfare. To learn more about Canterra Solutions, please visit www.canterrasolutions.ca.

About L-3 Communications
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2010 sales of $15.7 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at

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