Design Program centralizes medical device OEM outsourcing.

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Offering complete program for contract design, manufacture, and maintenance, KMC 360 is designed to support OEMs and start-ups throughout entire medical device and instrumentation product lifecycle by centralizing all outsourcing support. Approach is based on defined processes, continual communication, and cross-functional collaboration throughout each product lifecycle stage. Results include streamlined communication, strengthened product quality, and accelerated time-to-market.



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Elbit Systems of America's KMC Systems Introduces KMC 360 Program of Contract Design, Manufacture and Maintenance Services



Proven Process Streamlines Medical Device and Instrumentation Lifecycle Management

MERRIMACK, NEW HAMPSHIRE, June 9, 2009 - Elbit Systems of America's KMC Systems introduces KMC 360, the company's complete program for contract design, manufacture and maintenance. The program is designed to support OEMs and start-ups throughout the entire medical device and instrumentation product lifecycle by centralizing all outsourcing support. The company's proven process streamlines communication, strengthens product quality and results in time-to-market advantages.

"Relying on multiple partners throughout a product's lifecycle can result in market launch delays, increased costs and inefficiencies," said Patrick W. McNallen, President, KMC Systems. "Just as a circle is all encompassing, so too is KMC Systems' portfolio of services. Our customers work with one partner that has the relevant experience and skill set to develop, produce and maintain complex medical devices and instrumentation."

KMC 360 helps medical companies bring quality products to market on time and on budget as well as reduce manufacturing and field service costs, which is especially critical in times of economic difficulty. The company's approach is based on defined and proven processes, continual communication and cross-functional collaboration throughout each of the product lifecycle stages.

By allowing companies to work with one experienced partner, KMC 360 smoothes product transitions from design to manufacture, avoiding costly redesigns and delays. It also enhances field maintenance support by allowing end users to leverage KMC Systems' intimate design knowledge of their systems gained through the design and manufacturing stages.

KMC Systems' integrated process is ideal for in-vitro diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic and lab automation applications. The company utilizes its multidisciplinary expertise and 30 years of experience to produce and maintain high-quality, complex medical systems such as clinical chemistry analyzers, surgical irrigation pumps, hemodialysis instruments and therapeutic cell processors.

While the KMC 360 approach provides the strongest benefits when incorporating design, manufacturing and maintenance services, KMC Systems can work with companies at any point in the product lifecycle. KMC Systems is the only contract service provider for medical device and instrumentation companies to offer design, manufacturing and maintenance support.

About KMC Systems
KMC Systems is the proven partner for contract design, manufacture and maintenance of medical devices and instrumentation. For over 30 years KMC Systems has partnered with leading and emerging companies in the medical industry to successfully bring in-vitro diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic and laboratory automation applications to market, specializing in FDA- and EU-regulated medical devices for both U.S. and worldwide distribution.

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC
Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications.

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