Elbit Systems to Provide Directed Infrared Countermeasure Totaling $73 Million for German Air Forces

JERUSALEM, (BM) – Elbit Systems announced yesterday that it was awarded an approximately $73 million contract from Diehl Defence to provide J-MUSIC™ Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems for the German Air Forces’ Airbus A400M aircraft, learned bulgarianMilitary.com, according Elbit`s statement.

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The contract will be performed over a four-year period.

Elbit Systems will work closely with Diehl Defence and Airbus Defence and Space for the integration of the J-MUSIC DIRCM systems inside the A400M Defence Aid Support Systems (DASS) protection suite. 

Elad Aharonson, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR Division, commented: “Germany is an important market for us. We are proud to be a trusted supplier of the German Armed Forces and of our continuous cooperation with Diehl Defence and Airbus Defence and Space. This contract award is yet another testament to the maturity of our DIRCM systems and to the high level of confidence that they provide to users.” 

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J-MUSIC is an advanced DIRCM system that is optimized to protect large aircraft, including transports, tankers, special mission platforms, VIP jets and others. J-MUSIC is lightweight, compact, and easily installed on a broad range of aircraft types, in single or multi-turret configurations. This system provides rapid response and enables superior defense against multiple and simultaneous missile threats.

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Source: Elbit Systems