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World Defense & Security Industry News - Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems to supply mini MUSIC™ IR MWS based DIRCM systems to an Asian customer
Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a contract from an Asian Army ("Customer") to provide the mini MUSIC™ IR MWS based Directional Infrared Counter Measures systems for the Customer's Blackhawk helicopters. The contract will be performed during 2015 and is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems.
Elbit's mini MUSIC™ IR MWS based Directional Infrared Counter Measures system will be mounted on customer's Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters fleet
Adi Dar, General Manager of Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop Ltd., commented: "In addition to being selected by a new customer, this award 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. Based on the growing demand for DIRCM as the preferred solution by customers worldwide, we hope that additional customers will follow and select our systems".

Elbit Systems' MUSIC family of DIRCM systems are under contract for numerous customers worldwide including the Israeli national program for protection of the commercial fleet for platforms such as the B747, B737, B757, B767, B777 and A320; the Italian Air Force for the C130J, C27J and CSAR AW101, the KC-390 for Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force; the German Air Force's Airbus A400; VIP helicopters and other aircraft.

A Directional Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) system
is a lightweight, compact system designed to provide mission-vulnerable aircraft with increased protection from common battlefield threats. It is more advanced than conventional infrared countermeasures.