Elbit Systems to supply DIRCM and EW system for Netherlands G650 aircraft

The Dutch Ministry of Defense (MoD) has selected Elbit Systems to provide a Direct Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) and Airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) system.

The DIRCM and EW self-protection system will be fitted to Gulfstream 650 (G650) aircraft from the Netherlands.

The Dutch MoD recently acquired a used G650 aircraft to replace the existing Gulfstream IV (G-IV).

Under the latest agreement, the company will supply its J-Music DIRCM system as well as its passive infrared-based airborne warning system (IR-PAWS) for the G650 aircraft.

Together, the systems will provide increased protection and redundancy to the aircraft.

Oren Sabag, Managing Director of Elbit Systems ISTAR & EW, said: “The growing threat facing aircraft from shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles is increasing the demand for certified and field-proven self-protection systems. the operational plan.

“Our ability to provide a complete and tested solution puts us in a good position to meet this growing need.”

According to Elbit Systems, J-MUSIC is an advanced DIRCM system designed to protect large aircraft, including special mission platforms, VIP jets, tankers, transports and others.

The compact and lightweight system can be easily installed on a wide range of aircraft types in single or multi-turret configurations.

The J-MUSIC system also provides rapid response and offers superior defense against simultaneous and multiple missile threats.

The DIRCM and EW systems have covered approximately hundreds of thousands of flight hours to date.

It has been chosen by various countries, including Germany, Israel and NATO’s multinational fleet, for about 25 different aircraft types.

In January 2022, the company’s UAE-based subsidiary, Elbit Systems Emirates (ESE), was awarded a $53 million contract to supply the J-Music and EW system for the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. (MRTT) of the UAE Air Force.

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