DIRCMDirected Infrared Countermeasures
DIRCMDirectional Infrared Countermeasure
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said, apart from being selected by a new customer, this award even represents the inclusion of a new platform, the Blackhawk, to the broad portfolio of platforms already equipped with our unique DIRCM systems including our MUSIC version for small platforms such as helicopters.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented: "We are proud of our cooperation with DIEHL Defence on DIRCM that has resulted in this initial contract for the protection of the German Air Force's A400M aircraft.
Typically, there would be four to five DIRCM units around a large airplane.
High-power quantum cascade lasers offer game-changing new capability for DIRCM systems due to their small size, low weight, low power consumption, high reliability, and potentially lower cost.
The demand for DIRCM systems is expected to continue to grow in the years ahead.
Elbit has also developed a similar C-Music DIRCM system for the Israeli National Sky Shield program, offering protection of the program s large commercial aircraft fleet.
NEMESIS is the only operational DIRCM system in production today that is designed to protect military aircraft from infrared-guided missiles, which are growing in popularity among terrorist groups and in third world countries.
EDO supplies flexible circuits and motors used to integrate DIRCM systems into various military aircraft.
During the trial, witnessed by multinational VIPs, the production-standard Miysis DIRCM system successfully acquired and accurately tracked 100% of all live Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) missiles fired.
The AN/AAQ-24(V) NEMESIS system is the only DIRCM system in production today that is designed to protect military aircraft from modern infrared-guided missiles.
Diehl stated that the agreement with Elbit, is for involvement of three of Elbit's J-MUSIC, or multi-spectral infrared counter-measures, into Diehl's multi-turret directed infrared counter-measure system, or DIRCM.