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Elbit Systems to supply self-protection suites for MRTT A330 aircraft

By Arie Egozi

Israeli company Elbit systems was awarded a contract by Airbus Defense and Space to supply the Direct Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) and Infrared (IR) Missile Warning Systems for installation on the MRTT A330 refueling aircraft for Canada. The contract will be performed over a period of five years.

 

Elbit Systems DIRCM laser protection systems have accumulated hundreds of thousands of flight hours on dozens of platforms and provide advanced defensive technology solutions for aircraft operating in modern battlefields.

Oren Sabag, General Manager, Elbit Systems ISTAR and EW: “The decision by Airbus Defense and Space to continue equipping the MRTT A330 aircraft with our advanced defense solutions validate the quality and market leading technology of our solutions. Our DIRCM Self Protection Suite will provide the customer with advanced defensive solutions to bolster the security and operational advantage of the platforms and crew.”

 

 

The different versions of Elbit’s family of DIRCM systems is installed on aircraft of many airforces around the world.

A special version is carried by the passenger aircraft of the Israeli airlines.

 

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