Diehl Defence signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with Elbit Systems, to equip the Bundeswehr’s Airbus A400M transport aircraft with its self-protection system. The agreement was signed at the International Aviation and Space Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin on May 20.
Diehl combines three of Elbit System´s J-MUSIC (Multi-Spectral Infrared Countermeasure) systems into a multi-turret DIRCM (Directed Infrared Counter Measure) system ensuring complete 360° protection of the aircraft. J-MUSIC is designed to protect large military and commercial aircraft against terrorist attacks by infrared-guided missiles.
Elbit Systems completed extensive testing of the J-MUSIC system and has delivered systems to equip several aircraft for customers this year.
The cooperation agreement between Diehl and Elbit Systems provides the Bundeswehr with an optimal, operationally-ready DIRCM solution. Diehl would be able to deliver the first DIRCM protection system for the A400M in 2015.
Airbus Defence and Space has awarded Thales a multi-million pound contract to supply the Royal Air Force with a second full-flight simulator for the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The Full-Flight Simulator employs state-of-the-art visual and motion technology developed and produced by Thales that represents the current production cockpit configuration of the Airbus A400M aircraft and simulates the ground and flight operations of the aircraft in various natural and tactical environments
The A400M new generation airlifter has successfully completed one of the most important elements of its continuing military flight-test programme – the first phase of airdrop trials. According to an official statement, “Flying over the Fonsorbes drop zone near Toulouse, an A400M development aircraft dropped a range of different loads by parachute during 11 flights over a two-week period
The Spanish government has decided to sell 13 of 27 A400M aircraft it is scheduled to receive from Airbus Military following significant defence cutbacks in some major procurement programs. “Contractually, Spain has to take all of the 27 A400Ms it has ordered,” a spokesman for Airbus Military was quoted as saying on July 29, “but if it wants to sell some of them, we have nothing to say
Malaysia is expected to receive its first Airbus A400M military airlifter in January 2015 with the rest to follow in in stages, Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) commander Gen Tan Sri Rodzali Daud said. Malaysia placed an order for four A400Ms in December 2005 with a cost of RM3
Spain said the seven European nations financing the A400M turboprop transport plane have reached a compromise in the battle to finance the unexpectedly expensive military transport plane. A tentative agreement has been reached in the fight over additional financing for the much-delayed military transport plane A400M, the Spanish defense minister said on Wednesday
The Airbus A400 military transport aircraft crash last month was caused by faulty software configuration that froze three engines, the company published details of the investigation on Wednesday. The initial findings of the crash released by Airbus officials confirmed that the erroneous engine control system software may have caused the engine to freeze but ruled our structural design flaws
Elbit Systems won $80 million contract to supply a Latin American country with Command, Control, Computer & Communications (C4I) systems. The project is to be performed over a three-year period
ARES, A subsidiary of Elbit Systems is signing a supply deal of 5000 optical sights to Brazillian Armys assault rifles. The contract includes reflex multi-purpose devices, MVR MARS RS equipped with laser pointers used in conjunction with telescopic sight multi-purpose TRISIGHT X3
Elbit Systems to Showcase CoMPASS family of payloads, the DCoMPASS FHD Integrated Mission Equipment Package (iMEP), at the upcoming Farnborough Airshow 2014. The device is designed for light attack/search & rescue helicopters, MALE UAS and jet Special Mission Aircraft (SMA)
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