Boeing and Elbit Systems to Collaborate on Aircraft Defense

12 February, 2013

Elbit Electro-Optics Elop will provide Directed Infrared Counter Measure systems for Boeing platforms

ELBIT_DIRCMBoeing and Elbit Systems from Haifa, Israel, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote self-defense solutions for Boeing military aircraft in international markets.

The companies will offer Elbit Systems’ Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems for a range of Boeing military fixed-wing and vertical-lift aircraft. The Elbit DIRCM systems are produced by Elbit’s wholly owned subsidiary ELOP Ltd.

Boeing’s Network & Space Systems and Boeing Military Aircraft organizations are working together to integrate the systems onto new and existing aircrafts. “Boeing is partnering with pioneering firms worldwide to bring advanced technology to our customers,” said Network & Space Systems President Roger Krone. “Our relationship with Elbit is an example.”

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a unit of The Boeing Company and one of the world’s largest defense, space and security businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing DS&S is a $33 billion business with 60,000 employees worldwide.

DIRCM technology stands behind the family of Multi Spectral Infrared Countermeasure (MUSIC) systems, for protecting aircraft against heat seeking ground to air missiles (MANPADS). These systems integrate advanced fiber laser technology together with a high rate thermal camera and a small, highly dynamic mirror turret to provide effective protection to all types of aircraft and under all operational conditions. In 2011 C-MUSIC was selected by the Government of Israel to protect the Israeli commercial fleet.

Major components of DIRCM MUSIC Defense System
Major components of DIRCM MUSIC Defense System



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