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Elbit Systems, AM General and Plasan Present at EXPOMIL 2009 LEGATUS - Light Tactical Reconnaissance All-Terrain Armored Vehicle integrated on HMMWV (Humvee) platform

Category: Exhibitions


Haifa, Israel -- Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it teamed with AM General and Plasan to present the LEGATUS Light Tactical Reconnaissance All Terrain Armored Vehicle integrated on a HMMWV (Humvee) platform at EXPOMIL 2009.

At the show, set to take place in Bucharest, Romania from November 11 to 14, the companies will showcase the LEGATUS for the first time, at the Elbit Systems exhibition booth 28-33.

The LEGATUS is an armored 4x4 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) built for various customers' reconnaissance needs. The integrated vehicle represents the team's capabilities in fielding various armored and unarmored applications. LEGATUS is fully armed to fend for itself in the battlefield and offers a vast array of protective electronic devices, while performing its main task of providing mobile, real-time, supportive intelligence to its allocated land units and to the headquarters. This air transportable and greatly maneuverable vehicle proves itself to provide vital vision-based terrain scouting and target acquisition, while operating in harsh terrain and every weather condition, at long range, day and night.

LEGATUS is equipped with a full protection and detection suit, primary including the following latest generation Elbit Systems made systems: second generation 12.7 mm ORCWS-M weapon station, Mast-mounted Stabilized Observation System, Thermal Driving Camera, GPS Navigation and North Finding System, Digital Crew Intercom, VHF\UHF Radio, Laser Warning System combined with protective Smoke Grenade Launchers, full spectrum Camouflage Net and other features.

Each of the vehicle's four crew members uses a tactical computer or a display based on a color flat LCD screen. These four operating stations are linked to each other and share and distribute the intelligence to the external world using the cabin electronics and the Elbit Systems' well proven Weapon Integrated Battle Management System (WINBMS) software. LEGATUS is also equipped with a Life Support Systems made by Kinetics (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems) consisting of a NBC protection systems combined with air conditioning and an Automatic Fire Suppression System.

The protection suit of LEGATUS or of any other similar version of this tactical vehicle can upon request be reinforced by the installation of the successful EJAB counter-IED Jammer displayed at the Elbit Systems stand by Elisra (subsidiary of Elbit Systems).

The Humvee's Armor Protection suit and cabin's collapsible seats are designed and produced by Plasan and can be tailored to meet the needs of different missions and threat environments.

The Humvee is the world’s most popular 4x4 Light Tactical All-Terrain vehicle, with more than 237,000 produced for the U.S. forces and those of more than 50 other nations in both armored and unarmored configurations. Military operators praise its excellent cross country mobility capabilities, extensive reliability and durability, easy maintenance and low life cycle costs.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related 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 air vehicle (UAV) systems, 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 and developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications. For additional information, visit

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