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Elbit to Provide Air Defense Systems for Diehl Defence Airbus A400

By Juliet Van Wagenen | November 17, 2014
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The J-MUSIC system
The J-MUSIC system. Photo: Elbit

[Avionics Today 11-17-2014] Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract by German aerospace and defense manufacturer Diehl to provide J-MUSIC Multi-Spectral Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems for the first phase of the German Air Force's Self-Protection program for its new Airbus A400 aircraft. The contract will be performed over approximately one-year and is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems, according to a statement released by the Israel-based aerospace and defense technology company.

Designed to protect large military and commercial aircraft against attacks by ground-to-air heat-seeking Man-Portable Air-Defense Systems (MANPADS), J-MUSIC systems will be integrated into a multi-turret DIRCM system, with the aim to ensure 360-degree aircraft protection.

Elbit Systems has completed extensive testing of the J-MUSIC system and already delivered systems to equip several types of aircraft to various customers.

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