WASHINGTON, 13 Feb. 2013. Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Elbit Systems Ltd. [NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT] have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that supports the growth of both companies through the joint pursuit of opportunities for self-defense 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 Ltd., are lightweight, compact systems designed to protect aircraft from common battlefield threats.
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Elbit DIRCM systems integrate fiber laser technology together with a high rate thermal camera and a small, dynamic mirror turret to provide protection to all types of aircraft and under the full range of operational conditions. Designed in an open architecture that can be integrated on many types of aircraft, Elbit DIRCM systems are used for several programs around the world.
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.