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Israel's Elbit Systems wins U.S. contract worth up to $176 million


TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems Ltd <ESLT.TA> <ESLT.O> said on Wednesday its U.S. subsidiary won a contract from DynCorp International Inc [DETUCC.UL] to provide support services for the U.S. Army's C-26 and UC-35 aircraft fleet.

The award is for a one-year base period of up to $25 million and five additional single-year options. If all options are exercised, the total contract value will be up to $176 million.

Elbit Systems of America provides contractor logistics support and engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul services for aircraft and ground platforms.

(Reporting by Tova Cohen; Editing by Jeffrey Heller)