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Elbit Systems tapped to deliver DIRCM, airborne EW capability

The defence contractor has secured a contract to supply an Asia-Pacific nation with infrared countermeasure and electronic warfare systems.

The defence contractor has secured a contract to supply an Asia-Pacific nation with infrared countermeasure and electronic warfare systems.

Elbit Systems has been awarded a US$80 million (AU$116 million) contract to supply direct infrared counter measures (DIRCM) and airborne electronic warfare (EW) systems to an undisclosed country in the Asia-Pacific.

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Over a two-year period, the company will be responsible for providing its C-MUSIC DIRCM systems and its Infra-Red-based Passive Airborne Warning Systems (IR-PAWS) for integration with several aircraft.

According to Elbit Systems, collectively, the technologies have accumulated hundreds of thousands of flight hours, equipping more than 25 aircraft variants.

International customers have included Israel, Germany, and NATO’s multinational fleet.

“The rising threat that aircraft face from shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles increases the demand for certified and operationally proven self-protection systems,” Oren Sabag, general manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR and EW, said.

“Our capability to provide a complete and tested solution well positions us to address this growing need.”

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This latest deal comes less than a week after Elbit Systems secured a US$220 million (AU$320 million) contract to supply precision guidance kits for airborne munitions, also to an undisclosed country in the Asia-Pacific.

Specifically, the 15-month contract involves the delivery of the Lizard precision guidance kit for general purpose airborne warheads.

The Lizard is billed as a laser-based precision guidance kit, designed to enable variants of general-purpose airborne warheads to engage targets with high accuracy.

[Related: Elbit Systems secures major airborne munitions deal ]

Elbit Systems tapped to deliver DIRCM, airborne EW capability
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