Of major concern to aircraft, be it military or commercial, is the threat of Man-portable Air Defense Systems or MPADS. These anti-aircraft missiles are easily transported and can be fired from anywhere with a high degree of success.
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, are produced by Elbit Systems, a’ wholly owned subsidiary Elbit Systems Electro-optics ELOP Ltd. DIRCMs are lightweight, compact systems designed to protect aircraft from common battlefield threats.
Boeing’s Network & Space Systems and Boeing Military Aircraft are working together to integrate the systems on new and existing aircraft, as well as to provide signature analysis and end-to-end services and support.