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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