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NATO orders Elbit Systems' DIRCM systems

22nd December 2017 - 03:12 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Elbit Systems has received a follow-on contract to supply additional J-Music Direct Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) self-protection systems for NATO’s A330 Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF) programme, the company announced on 19 December.

The contract is worth $46 million and will be performed over a four-year period.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will equip NATO's A330 tankers with the J-Music DIRCM systems along with IR-based Passive Airborne Warning Systems (PAWS IR).

The systems will allow aircraft, crew and passengers to operate more safely in hostile environments.

Elad Aharonson, general manager, ISTAR division, Elbit Systems, said: ‘This follow-on contract that extends the supply of J-Music DIRCM and PAWS IR missile warning systems to NATO's MMF programme, attests to Elbit Systems' technological and operational competitive advantage in addressing the intensifying threat of shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles.’

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