Elbit Systems is Israel’s largest private arms company. According to WhoProfits “Elbit supplies 85% of UAVs used by the Israeli army. One of Elbit’s most famous UAVs the Skylark – an intelligence gathering drone, operational in the Israeli army since 2008 – which is used during military operations of house arrest in the occupied West Bank.”
During Israel’s deadly aerial bombardment and ground invasion of Gaza in 2014, Elbit’s 7.5 Skylark, as well as its lethal UAV, the Hermes 900, were used. Moreover, Elbit-equipped F-16 jets and Apache helicopters have been utilised in numerous attacks on Palestinians in the besieged Gaza strip.
Elbit Systems has produced controversial weapons, including weaponised white phosphorus, cluster bombs, and flechette projectiles.