The German procurement agency BAAINBw awarded Airbus Defence and Space a contract to integrate and certify, via Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG, Elbit Systems Ltd.'s J-MUSIC Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) system inside the German Air Forces’ (Luftwaffe) A400M Defensive Aids Sub-System (DASS). The contract will be performed over a four-year period.
"The signing of the contract is another significant milestone for the A400M programme and also underlines the enormous growth potential of the aircraft and the confidence Germany has in it," said Michael Menking, Head of A400M Programme. "The integration of the DE DIRCM system into the A400M will further enhance the aircraft’s self-protection and bring additional capability in the theater of operations."
Elbit Systems was awarded approx. $73 million from Diehl Defence to provide J-MUSIC. Both companies will work closely to integrate the DIRCM system into DASS.
“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,” Elad Aharonson, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR Division, concluded.