Friday, December 9, 2022

Elbit Systems to supply self-protection system for Netherlands’ G650 aircraft

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Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract to supply a Direct Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) system and an airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) system for a Gulfstream G650 aircraft of the Netherlands Ministry of Defense (MoD).

The company will supply its J-MUSIC DIRCM system together with Infra-Red-based Passive Airborne Warning System (IR-PAWS) for a Gulfstream G650 aircraft, providing high levels of protection and redundancy. These technologies have proven their efficiencies through hundreds of thousands of flight hours to date and have been selected by numerous customers to equip more than 25 types of aircraft, Elbit says.

Earlier this month, it was announced that the Netherlands Ministry of Defence had acquired a used Gulfstream G650 to replace the existing Gulfstream IV (G-IV) aircraft. The Gulfstream IV aircraft has been operated by the service since December 1995 and delivered to its original operator (L Brands) in December 1986.

Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is due to take delivery of its new G650 later this year. The G650 was selected for boasting a longer range, having more room for passengers, and for its compatibility with a self-protection system.

“The rising threat that aircraft face from shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles increases the demand for certified and operationally proven self-protection systems. Our capability to provide a complete and tested solution well positions us to address this growing need,” said Oren Sabag, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR & EW.

meta: Elbit Systems was selected to supply a DIRCM and EW self-protection system for a Gulfstream G650 aircraft of the Netherlands Ministry of Defense.

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