Defence

Israel gets $240mln Africa deal to protect aircraft from missiles

Israel’s Elbit Systems Ltd. said on Tuesday it won a contract worth 240 million dollars to provide a wide array of defense electronic systems to an unnamed country in Africa.

 

 

 

The contract, which will be carried out over a two-year period, is comprised of Directed Infra-red Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems to protect aircraft from shoulder fired missiles, based on passive infrared systems.

 

 

Inclusive are also missile warning systems, radio and communication systems, land systems, mini-unmanned air systems and helicopters upgrade.

 

 

The contract, which will be performed over a two-year period, is comprised of Directed Infra-red Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems to protect aircraft from shoulder fired missiles (Man Portable Air Defense Systems -MANPADS), based on passive IR (Infrared) systems, and includes Missile Warning Systems (MWS), radio and communication systems, land systems, mini-UAS systems and helicopters upgrade.

 

 

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems President and CEO, said: “We are proud to have won this contract, allowing us to provide our customer with a variety of systems and capabilities from different fields, a growing trend we have witnessed lately in many countries. Our unique structure enables the customer to benefit from the synergy of its overall capabilities while, at the same time, focus on its requirements. Our portfolio, based on cutting-edge technologies and operational know-how, allows us to customize our solutions and tailor them to our customer’s needs, and we hope others will follow this trend”.

 

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