Elbit Systems awarded contract to supply helicopter DIRCM systems to an Asian army

Elbit Systems 112Israel-based defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. announced on January 19 that it was awarded a contract from an Asian Army (“Customer”) to provide the mini MUSIC™ IR MWS based DIRCM systems for the Customer’s Blackhawk helicopters. The contract will be performed during 2015 and is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems.

Adi Dar, General Manager of Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop Ltd., commented: “In addition to being selected by a new customer, this award represents the inclusion of a new platform, the Blackhawk, to the broad portfolio of platforms already equipped with our unique DIRCM systems including our MUSIC version for small platforms such as helicopters. Based on the growing demand for DIRCM as the preferred solution by customers worldwide, we hope that additional customers will follow and select our systems.”

Elbit Systems operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence (“SIGINT”) systems, data links and communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

Elbit Systems’ MUSIC family of DIRCM systems are under contract for numerous customers worldwide including the  Israeli national program for protection of the commercial fleet for platforms such as the B747, B737, B757, B767, B777 and A320; the Italian Air Force  for the C130J, C27J and CSAR AW101, the KC-390 for Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force; the German Air Force’s Airbus A400; VIP helicopters and other aircraft, the firm said.

Source: Elbit Systems Ltd.