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Elisra to provide U.S. Navy with $8 million pilot rescue systems

The company says the order indicates the navy's satisfaction with previous purchases

Tadiran Spectralink, part of Koor Industries (NYSE:KOR) controlled Elisra Group, today reports an order for $8 million worth of pilot rescue systems from the US Navy.

The systems, originally developed by Tadiran Spectralink, which manufactures them as well, are considered highly advanced and include GPS capabilities and a COSPAS/SARSAT satellite communication system. The systems are designed to be fitted unto the pilot's suit, and will be used to detect the pilot in case of ejection.

Yitzhak Benny, managing director of Tadiran Spectralink, said "the American Navy has already acquired thousands of the company's rescue devices now in combat use. The new order from the navy proves its satisfaction with the company, and establishes it as one of the world's leading manufacturers of aviation rescue equipment."

The company, a developer and manufacturer of data channels and rescue systems for aviators, estimates dozens more units of the American military and other armies, particularly NATO nation armies, may in the future buy its systems and equipment.

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