Elbit Methods Ltd. introduced at the moment that its subsidiary within the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), Elbit Methods Emirates Restricted (“Elbit Methods Emirates”), was awarded an roughly $53 million contract to produce Direct Infrared Countermeasures (“DIRCM”) and airborne Digital Warfare (“EW”) programs for the Airbus A330 Multi-Function Tanker Transport plane of the UAE Air Power. The contract shall be carried out over 5 years. Elbit Methods views the UAE as an vital market and believes that this contract award additional highlights the technological benefit and maturity of the options supplied by the Firm on this subject.

Beneath the contract, Elbit Methods Emirates will ship a multi-turret configuration of the J-MUSIC™ Self-Safety System along with the Firm’s Infra-Pink-based Passive Airborne Warning System, offering excessive ranges of safety and redundancy. The Firm’s DIRCM programs have collected greater than 350,000 operational flight hours up to now, and are put in on board greater than 25 sorts of plane. The Firm is witnessing a rising demand for the sort of self-protection capabilities in mild of the rising risk that plane face from shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles.


Pilots from Multinational Multi-Function Tanker Transport Fleet trying out the Elbit Methods J-MUSIC DIRCM turret. (Photograph by NSPA)

The Airbus A330 Multi Function Tanker Transport (MRTT) is an aerial refueling tanker plane based mostly on the civilian Airbus A330. A complete of 12 nations have positioned agency orders for roughly 60 plane. In 2007, the United Arab Emirates introduced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus to buy three A330 MRTTs. A contract was signed with the UAE in February 2008. On 14 November 2021, United Arab Emirates ordered two further Airbus A330 MRTT. With deliveries beginning in 2024, this settlement will even cowl the improve of the nation’s present A330MRTT fleet to the newest enhanced model.

Elbit Methods Ltd. is a global excessive know-how firm engaged in a variety of protection, homeland safety, and business packages all through the world. The Firm, which incorporates Elbit Methods and its subsidiaries, operates within the areas of aerospace, land and naval programs, command, management, communications, computer systems, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned plane programs, superior electro-optics, electro-optic area programs, EW suites, sign intelligence programs, knowledge hyperlinks and communications programs, radios, cyber-based programs, and munitions.