On Monday, Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems Ltd stated, it has won contracts worth $136 million to provide customers in Asia-Pacific with airborne laser direct infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) systems.
The DIRCM systems are designed to protect aircraft against heat-seeking ground-to-air missiles.
The contracts will be carried out over four years.
Under the terms of the contracts, Elbit Systems will equip Airbus and Boeing aircrafts with DIRCM systems, including its infrared missile warning systems.
The development comes in the wake of recent awards to install DIRCM systems onboard Airbus A400 aircraft for the German Air Force as well as on NATO’s Airbus A330 multinational multi-role tanker transport fleet.