A330-200 Multi-Role Tanker and Transport aircraft (MRTT) soon to be delivered to various European air forces will be equipped with countermeasure systems against IR-guided surface-to-air missiles. Elbit Systems has announced that the J-MUSIC DIRCM has been selected as a direct countermeasure against IR missiles, including infrared-based Passive Air Warning Systems (PAWS IR).
Elbit’s DIRCM systems feature laser technology, thermal imaging cameras and a dynamic density mirror turret that is to provide defence against surface-to-air IR missiles, the company writes in a press release.
Elbit Systems’ DIRCM and EW systems are already common on numerous transport aircraft. These include aircraft of NATO’s Multinational Multi-Purpose Fleet, the German Air Force and the United Arab Emirates Air Force
Mission Next-Level Weapon Stabilisation – Tailor-Made Meets ModularIn the development and production of military vehicles, time is not only money, but also relative. Years pass from the idea to the first deployment. In turn, vehicles are in service for decades before they need repairs and upgrades.