Elbit Systems gets USD26.5m contract to supply advanced DIRCM systems to Asia-Pacific country

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT)(TASE:ESLT) was awarded a contract to supply commercial multi-spectral infrared countermeasures (C-MUSICâ„¢) systems to be implemented onboard a wide body jet aircraft of a country in the Asia-Pacific region, the company said.

The contract, valued at approximately USD26.5 million, will be performed over a two-year period.

Based on Elbit Systems´ MUSIC family of Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, C-MUSIC is an advanced countermeasure system that uses advanced fiber laser-directed infrared countermeasure technology to protect mid to large size airliners against heat-seeking shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, also known as man portable air defense systems (MANPADs).

Elbit Systems MUSIC family of DIRCM system integrated with the advanced Passive Airborne Warning System (PAWS) IR based missile warning system has undergone extensive testing.

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world.