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Elbit Wins Italian Contract for Laser-Guided Bombs

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HAIFA, Israel, June 21 -- Elbit Systems Ltd. said that the Italian Air Force has awarded it an $18 million contract to supply LIZARD laser-guided bombs for AMX aircraft. The contract calls for delivery over a three-year period.
    LIZARD is an advanced new generation laser-guided bomb used for air-to-surface attacks of a variety of targets that are illuminated by a laser designator. The LIZARD system features high accuracy, all digital electronics, and compatibility with a broad range of airborne and ground laser designators. The LIZARD modular design provides growth for global positioning system guidance capability in adverse weather scenarios and an alternative autonomous imaging IR seeker for attack of a variety of mobile targets.

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Jun 2001
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