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Paris Air Show 2019: Elbit Systems contracted for JMUSIC DIRCM on German A400M aircraft


Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $73 million contract from Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG (“Diehl Defence”) to provide J-MUSIC™ Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems for the German Air Forces’ Airbus A400M aircraft. The contract will be performed over a four-year period.


paris air show 2019 elbit systems dircm contract a400m germany (Picture source: Elbit Systems )


Elbit Systems will work closely with DIEHL Defence and Airbus Defence and Space for the integration of the J-MUSIC DIRCM systems inside the A400M Defence Aid Support Systems (DASS) protection suite.

Elad Aharonson, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR Division, commented: “Germany is an important market for us. We are proud to be a trusted supplier of the German Armed Forces and of our continuous cooperation with Diehl Defence and Airbus Defence and Space. This contract award is yet another testament to the maturity of our DIRCM systems and to the high level of confidence that they provide to users.”

The Airbus A400M is a multi-national four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. It was designed by Airbus Military as a tactical airlifter with strategic capabilities. The aircraft's maiden flight, originally planned for 2008, took place on 11 December 2009 in Seville, Spain.The A400M, which is a collaborative venture involving the governments and industries of six European countries. The A400M is a larger, more modern, more flexible aircraft specifically designed to meet today’s requirements and indeed those of the future. The A400M can travel further and faster than most current in-service airlifters and can carry larger payloads. It is a multi-role transport, economical to operate, and exploits the benefits of state-of-the-art technology.