Elbit wins $390m contract to supply intelligence capabilities to European country


Elbit Systems has secured a contract to supply a range of ground electronic intelligence capabilities to an undisclosed European country. 

Valued at around $390m, the contract requires the company to supply a variety of intelligence solutions over the next three years. The contract also covers communications and command and control solutions, Elbit stated.

Elbit Systems president and CEO Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis said: “Our wide and synergetic range of capabilities allows us to provide our customers with a unique and high-quality solution, creating a force multiplier.

“As in other projects, we once again are providing the customer with a unique intelligence solution, based on cutting-edge technologies, operational know-how, and experience.”

The latest deal follows a $25m contract award to Elbit earlier this month to deliver J-Music direct infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) self-protection systems to an undisclosed international organisation.

"Elbit’s J-Music DIRCM is designed for protection of large aircraft against heat-seeking ground-to-air missiles."

Elbit’s J-Music DIRCM is designed for protection of large aircraft against heat-seeking ground-to-air missiles.

The company’s DIRCM solutions integrate advanced fibre laser technology together with a high-rate thermal camera and a small, highly dynamic mirror turret to provide protection to all types of aircraft and under the full range of operational conditions.

Open architecture will enable easy integration of DIRCM systems onto any type of aircraft, including military, VIP and commercial aircraft.  

The company’s DIRCM solutions also include MUSIC for the protection of helicopters and small and medium fixed-wing turboprop aircraft and C-MUSIC complete self-protection solution.