ESE to supply airborne DIRCM and EW systems for the UAE’s A330 MRTT

Elbit Systems Emirates (ESE), a subsidiary of United Arab Emirates-based defense electronics company Elbit Systems (ESE), has been awarded a contract for the supply of Direct Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) and Warfare Systems Airborne electronics (EW).

The systems will be supplied for the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAE) Airbus A330 Multi-Role Refueler Transport (MRTT) aircraft.

The $ 53 million contract has a five-year performance period and will see ESE deliver a multi-turret configuration of the J-MUSIC self-protection system, alongside the company’s infrared-based passive airborne warning system. .

According to ESE, these systems offer high levels of protection and redundancy.

Installed on nearly 25 types of aircraft, Elbit’s DIRCM systems have achieved more than 350,000 operational flight hours to date.

Elbit noted that the company is seeing increased demand for this type of self-protection capabilities.

This increased demand for the system comes in the wake of aircraft facing increased threats from shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles.

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The latest contract further strengthens the technological advantage of the solutions offered by Elbit.

In November of last year, Elbit Systems has launched a new subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates.

The establishment was to play a role in strengthening the long-term cooperation of Israeli society with the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates.

Last year, the UAE Air Force increased its fleet of MRTTs to five aircraft. The agreement for the delivery of two more aircraft also included the upgrade of the existing MRTTs to the latest improved version.

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