Elbit Systems was selected to supply a Direct Infrared Counter Measures (“DIRCM”) system and an airborne Electronic Warfare (“EW”) system for a Gulfstream G650 aircraft of The Netherlands Ministry of Defense. Elbit Systems will provide J-MUSIC™ DIRCM system together with the Company’s Infra-Red-based Passive Airborne Warning System (IR-PAWS), for a Gulfstream G650 aircraft, providing high levels of protection and redundancy. These systems have accumulated hundreds of thousands of flight hours to date, and have been selected by numerous customers to equip more than 25 types of aircraft. Customers include Israel, Germany, NATO’s multinational fleet and others.
Oren Sabag, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR & EW, commented: “The rising threat that aircraft face from shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles increases the demand for certified and operationally proven self-protection systems. Our capability to provide a complete and tested solution well positions us to address this growing need.”
Having accumulated more than 300,000 operational flight hours and tested in live fire, Elbit Systems’ family of DIRCM systems are in use by a range of customers onboard more than 25 aircraft types. The Infra-Red-based Passive Airborne Warning Systems (PAWS IR) and the J-MUSIC DIRCM systems are designed in open architecture. This integrates the latest laser technology together with a high frame-rate thermal camera and a small, dynamic high-speed sealed-mirror turret thus delivering high performance defence against Infra-Red missile threats.
Elbit Systems is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios, cyber-based systems and munitions. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.