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Elbit Wins Contract to Defend Haifa Port against Terror

Israel-based Elbit Systems has won a multi-million dollar contract to supply and install an anti-terror security system at the Haifa port.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 9/21/2011, 1:17 PM

Elbit's 'Lorros' system
Elbit's 'Lorros' system
Elbit

Israel-based Elbit Systems has won a multi-million dollar contract to supply and install an anti-terror security system at the Haifa port, which includes a chemical terminal that is a prime target for Hizbullah and other terrorists.

The port came under rocket attack during the Second Lebanon War five years ago.

Elbit, which is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, said the perimeter security project will include an advanced command and control system which will enable the interoperability of various security systems, such as surveillance, closed-circuit TV (CCTV) with advanced image processing capabilities as well as electronic fences.

The existing security systems currently protecting the Haifa ports will be connected to the new systems to be supplied, all of which will be interconnected to the Haifa Port Security Centre.

Elbit Security Systems Ltd. chairman Adi Dar said, “This new contract for the protection of the central and vital Haifa port, further strengthens Elbit Systems' leading position in offering tailored solutions for transportation and critical infrastructure security, and I trust that this contract will lead to additional contracts, in Israel and abroad."

Elbit Systems is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world and includes Elbit Systems and other subsidiaries.

It operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, unmanned aircraft systems and electro-optic space systems.