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Boeing to use self-defence systems for military fleet


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Elbit Systems
: 12 February, 2013  (Application Story)
Elbit is working with Boeing on the use of infrared counter measures to be used for the defence of Boeing aircraft which are used by military air forces
Boeing to use self-defence systems for military fleet

Boeing and Elbit Systems have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that supports the growth of both companies through the joint pursuit of opportunities for self-defence solutions for Boeing military aircraft in international markets.

The companies will offer Elbit Systems’ Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems for a range of Boeing military fixed-wing and vertical-lift aircraft. The Elbit DIRCM family of systems, produced by Elbit Systems’ wholly owned subsidiary Elbit Systems Electro-optics ELOP, are lightweight, compact systems designed to protect aircraft from common battlefield threats.

Boeing’s Network & Space Systems and Boeing Military Aircraft organizations are working together to integrate the systems onto new and existing aircraft, as well as to provide signature analysis and end-to-end services and support.

“Boeing is partnering with pioneering firms worldwide to bring advanced technology to our customers,” said Network & Space Systems President Roger Krone. “Our relationship with Elbit is an example of how we are enhancing our portfolio with innovative capabilities for a variety of solutions.”

“We are very proud to collaborate with Boeing in this unique solution, providing optimum protection for airborne platforms," said Joseph Ackerman, Elbit Systems President and CEO. “Based on our long history of working with Boeing, we anticipate that this joint effort will provide the optimal solution for protecting our customers and creating synergistic value for both companies in this strategic and fast-growing market.”

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