Emirati A330 MRTTs to feature Israeli self-protection kit
Elbit Systems Emirates has received a $53 million contract from the UAE Air Force (UAEAF) to supply directional IR countermeasure and airborne EW self-protection systems.
A multi-turret configuration of the J-MUSIC self-protection system plus the Elbit IR-based Passive Airborne Warning System (PAWS) will be installed aboard A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft.
‘The contract will be performed over a five-year period,’ Elbit announced on 3 January.
The formation of Elbit Systems Emirates was officially announced in November 2021 during the Dubai Air Show, as Israel-based Elbit seeks to expand into the UAE market.
Three A330 MRTTs are already in service with the UAEAF and two more are on order from Airbus.
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