Elbit systems announced Monday that it will install its J-Music anti-missile infrared countermeasure systems on German Air Force’s Airbus A400 aircraft.
Germany’s DIEHL defense company awarded the contract and the system will be operational on new aircrafts. The amount of the contract was not disclosed.
“Designed to protect large military and commercial aircraft against attacks by ground-to-air heat seeking man-portable missiles [MANPADS], the J-Music systems, will be integrated into a multi-turret DIRCM system, ensuring 360 degree protection of the aircraft,” Elbit said in a statement.
“Elbit Systems has completed extensive testing of the J-MUSIC system and has already delivered systems to equip several types of aircraft to various customers,” it added.
“Our DIRCM systems provide effective protection to the growing threat of MANPADS, and we hope that additional customers will follow and select our systems as their preferred solution,” Bezhalel Machlis, president and CEO of Elbit Systems said.
The system works by detecting incoming missiles with an infrared sensor, then firing a laser that disrupts the missile’s navigation system, throwing it off course and away from its intended target.
Missile deflection devices such as the chaff or flares or electronic counter-measures could have saved the Malaysian airliner MH-17 from being hit by a missile. Aircraft of El-Al, the Israeli airline are equipped with flares countermeasures after having been target of the failed 2002 airliner attack
The Miysis Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system developed Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, was successfully demonstrated in March 2014 as part of NATO Trial EMBOW XIV, according to an official statement. During the flight trial, witnessed by 100 multi-national VIPs, the Miysis DIRCM system autonomously acquired, tracked and jammed the trial test equipment on the ground
Northrop Grumman will highlight a range of its global defence and security solutions, including airborne early warning and control systems, aerial surveillance and mine countermeasures at DIMDEX 2014. “The recent appointments of Walid Abukhaled and Doug Raaberg as chief executives in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates respectively, enhances the company's presence and further positions Northrop Grumman for success in the Middle East region as the company continues to broaden its global market focus,” the company said in a statement
Raytheon has been awarded a $70 million contract for various full Advanced Countermeasures Electronic Systems (ACES) and Line Replaceable Units (LRU) to support in-country spares software sustainment, and other activities. This award supports foreign military sales for Morocco, Egypt and Iraq
Helibras has successfully completed flight testing of chaff and flare countermeasures dispensing system for EC725 helicopters, completing a first-of-its-kind system integration project in Brazil. Six flights were performed with the self-protection system – which is used to detect and identify threats to the aircraft and confuse heat-seeking and radar-guided missiles – validating its operation and integration with the helicopters other functions
The US military could potentially be a huge market for the Airbus A400 tactical transport aircraft, the Airbus CEO Tom Enders said in an interview. "By the next decade at the latest, the US armed forces will be the biggest customer for the aircraft," Airbus chief executive Tom Enders told the weekly magazine WirtschaftsWoche in an interview
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
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