Elbit Systems Ltd has been awarded a contract to supply Direct Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) and airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) systems for a country in Asia-Pacific. The contract, valued at $80 million, will be performed over a two-year period.
Under the contract, Elbit Systems will provide C-MUSIC DIRCM systems together with the company’s Infrared-based Passive Airborne Warning Systems (IR-PAWS) for several aircraft types, 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.
“The rising threat that aircraft face from shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles increases the demand for certified and operationally proven self-protection systems,” said Oren Sabag, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR & EW. “Our capability to provide a complete and tested solution well positions us to address this growing need.”