DIRCM and Airborne EW Self Protection Systems for UAE

Elbit Systems will supply its Direct Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) and airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) systems for the UAE Air Force Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft By DA Reporter / 04 Jan 2022

Elbit Systems Ltd.’s subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Elbit Systems Emirates Limited, has been awarded an approximately $53 million contract to supply Direct Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) and airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) systems for the Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft of the UAE Air Force. The contract will be performed over a five-year period.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will deliver a multi-turret configuration of the J-MUSIC Self-Protection System together with the company’s Infra-Red-based Passive Airborne Warning System, providing high levels of protection and redundancy.

Elbit Systems’ DIRCM systems have accumulated more than 350,000 operational flight hours to date, and are installed onboard more than 25 types of aircraft. The company is witnessing a growing demand for this type of self-protection capability in light of the rising threat that aircraft face from shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles. 

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