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Elbit Systems' subsidiary to supply fuel tanks to the US Navy's F-18's

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) announced that its subsidiary, Cyclone Aviation Products Ltd. (Cyclone), was awarded a contract to supply the US Navy 330 gallon Fuel tanks to be installed on its F-18's.

This contract constitutes a pivotal marketing breakthrough for Cyclone and the US Navy. The first phase of this contract amounts to $2.4 million and the total value is estimated at approximately $60 million. Deliveries are scheduled to take place between 2009 and 2013.

The 330 gallon Fuel Tanks are manufactured in a special coiling process (Filament Winding) designed to protect the Fuel Tanks from possible damage that may occur during onboard aircraft carrier fires.

Yoram Shmuely, Co-General Manager of Airborne and Helmet Systems at Elbit Systems, said, "The US Navy's decision to select Cyclone's Fuel Tanks for the first time, via tender, reflects the trust and recognition we have established among leading customers worldwide. I believe this contract will pave the way for further business in this fast-growing market characterized by advanced technologies and innovative composite materials."

Cyclone's core business is the development and manufacture of both metal and composite structural assemblies for aircraft, helicopters and UAVs. The company upgrades aircraft and performs maintenance as well as operates aircraft and helicopters such as the Grove G-120A, in IAF's flight school, moreover, Cyclone is also qualified as a testing facility for light aircraft. Recently, the company opened a new product line for 600 gallon Fuel Tanks and pylons allowing fighter jets to significantly increase their flight range. Cyclone's customer base includes the IAF, the U.S. Air

Force, the U.S Army and the U.S Navy as well as several major aviation companies, such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky.

For the past two years, Cyclone's CEO has been Mr. Reuven Avraham

Press release issued by Elbit Systems Cyclone Ltd on December 3, 2007

 

 Contact details from our directory:
Elbit Systems Cyclone Ltd Aircraft Structural Components, Wing Flaps, Winglets, Forming, Chemical Milling, Fuel Tanks & Systems, Filament Winding Service, Metal Bonding, Aircraft Doors, Aircraft Control Surfaces, Fairings, Wing Spoilers, Honeycomb Core Composites, Engine Pylons, Composite Manufacturing Services, Fuselage Sections, Aircraft Flooring, Helicopter Assemblies, Crew Seating, Composite Structures, Composite Sandwich Panels, Laminates

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet

 

 Related directory sectors:
Fuel Systems

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