Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT) has been awarded a contract by German company DIEHL BGT Defense GmbH & Co. KG to provide J-MUSIC Multi-Spectral Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems. The systems are for the first phase of the German Air Force's Self-Protection program for its new Airbus A400 aircraft. The contract will be performed over one-year and is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems.
Designed to protect large military and commercial aircraft against attacks by ground to air heat seeking man-portable missiles (MANPADS), the J-MUSIC systems, will be integrated into a multi-turret DIRCM system, ensuring 360° protection of the aircraft.
Elbit Systems has completed extensive testing of the J-MUSIC system and has already delivered systems to equip several types of aircraft to customers.
Elbit Systems President and CEO Bezhalel Machlis said, "Our DIRCM systems provide effective protection to the growing threat of MANPADS, and we hope that additional customers will follow and select our systems as their preferred solution".
The C-MUSIC DIRCM system was developed for the Israeli National "Sky Shield" program, for the protection of the Israeli large commercial aircraft fleet.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on November 18, 2014
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