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Elbit DIRCM And EW Systems For A330-200 MRTT

Pilots from the NATO Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet checking out the Elbit Systems J-MUSIC DIRCM turret [© NSPA]

Airbus has selected Elbit Systems to provide DIRCM and EW Systems to Airbus A330-200 MRTT aircraft of an additional European Air Force.


Press Release, Haifa, 17 May 2022: Elbit Systems was selected by Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus) to provide J-MUSIC DIRCM (Direct Infrared Countermeasures) including the Company’s Infra-Red-based Passive Airborne Warning Systems (PAWS IR), for Airbus A330-200 MRTT aircraft of additional European Air Force.

The Company’s DIRCM systems integrate the latest laser technology, high frame-rate thermal cameras and a compact, dynamic high-speed sealed-mirror turret, delivering high performance defense against ground-to-air IR missiles. Elbit Systems has been cooperating with Airbus on equipping aircraft of additional countries with DIRCM and Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, including NATO’s Multinational Multi-Role Fleet, German Air Force’s aircraft, aircraft of the UAE Air Force and others.

Oren Sabag, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR & EW, said: “We are looking forward to cooperating with Airbus in additional markets as Air Forces have been placing a growing importance on stepping up platform protection”.


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