Elbit to Supply DIRCM Systems to the German Air Force

The company has received a $73 million contract from Diehl Defence to provide J-MUSIC Directed Infrared Countermeasure systems for the German Air Forces’ Airbus A400M aircraft

Illustration of A400 with Elbit Systems J-MUSIC DIRCM (Credit: Elbit Systems)

Elbit Systems announced Wednesday that it was awarded an approximately $73 million contract from 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.

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

“Germany is an important market for us,” said Elad Aharonson, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR Division. “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.”