Israel's Elbit Systems announced Monday that it will supply directed infrared countermeasure systems for the German Air Force's new Airbus A400 aircraft.
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The planes are to be part of the air force's self-protection program. Elbit is slated to carry out the project to equip the planes with anti-missile laser protection systems over the course of a year, for an undisclosed amount.
Elbit Systems designed the technology "to protect large military and commercial aircraft against attacks by ground to air heat seeking man-portable missiles," according to a press release by the Israeli defense electronics company. The company stated that it has already delivered such systems to equip several types of aircraft belonging to numerous customers.