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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Boeing, Elbit Pursuing Aircraft Defense Solutions

Boeing announced a memorandum of understanding with Elbit Systems to provide "self-defense" solutions Boeing military aircraft for international customers.

Under the new agreement, the two companies will offer Elbit's Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM), compact systems designed to protect fixed-wing and vertical-lift aircraft from common battlefield threats.

Boeing said its engineers are currently working to integrate the systems into new and existing aircraft.

"Boeing is partnering with pioneering firms worldwide to bring advanced technology to our customers," said Roger Krone, network and space systems president at Boeing."Our relationship with Elbit is an example of how we are enhancing our portfolio with innovative capabilities for a variety of solutions."
 

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