Elbit Systems announced at it was awarded more than $20 million contract by an African-based customer to equip a VIP Gulfstream G650 aircraft with J-MUSIC Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems that include Elbit Systems’ advanced Infrared based Passive Airborne Warning System (IR PAWS). The contract will be performed over a one-year period.
Having accumulated more than 30,000 hours of operation, Elbit Systems’ MUSIC™ family of DIRCM systems is in use by many customers worldwide on a wide range of small, medium and large aircraft platforms.
“Being selected to install J-MUSIC on a VIP Gulfstream 650 aircraft is another vote of confidence and an indication of the strong demand for our high quality, high reliability DIRCM systems,” said Elad Aharonson, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR Division. “We are proud to add Gulfstream to the growing range of aircraft platforms that are protected against IR-seeking weapons by our MUSIC systems. Given the constantly growing MANPADS threat for aviation, we are confident that more customers will follow in choosing our thoroughly tested and qualified DIRCM solutions.”
Elbit Systems MUSIC
Elbit Systems Multi Spectral Infrared Countermeasures (MUSIC) systems are a family of high-performance, laser-based DIRCM solutions designed to protect aircraft against heat-seeking ground-to-air missiles.
MUSIC counters the threats of surface-to-air IR missiles and protects passenger, VIP and transport aircraft, as well as attack and utility helicopters. MUSIC can be installed on the full range of military and commercial aircraft without any negative impact on the platform’s performance.
J-MUSIC is an advanced DIRCM system that is optimized to protect large aircraft, including transports, tankers, special mission platforms, VIP jets and others. J-MUSIC is lightweight, compact, and easily installed on a broad range of aircraft types, in single or multi-turret configurations. This system provides rapid response and enables superior defense against multiple and simultaneous missile threats.