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Israeli Defense Companies Complete Merger

 - December 15, 2006, 6:35 AM

Elbit Systems subsidiary Cyclone Aviation has completed its acquisition of the Aircraft Systems division of Israel Military Industries. An aircraft engineering, maintenance and upgrade specialist, Cyclone bought the IMI subsidiary to broaden its product-line offering, which now includes external fuel tanks and pylons for the F-15 and F-16 fighter jets and a vertical ejection bomb rack for the F-16. Cyclone currently supplies composite and aluminum structural assemblies and spares to OEMs and the U.S. military for the F-15, F-16, F-18, T-38, A-10 and C5, among other aircraft.