Here at the Farnborough International airshow Israeli electronics house Elbit Systems (Hall 1 Stand C14) is highlighting two new systems that expand the company’s portfolio in the field of aircraft protection. J-Music is a new DIRCM [directed infrared countermeasures] system intended for large aircraft, while the All-in-Small is a compact unified protection suite that has both fixed- and rotary-wing applications.
Produced by Elbit’s Elop business, J-Music is the latest member of a family of DIRCM systems. It is based on the technology employed by C-Music, which is a podded system with DIRCM and the PAWS infrared missile warning system. C-Music was selected by the Israeli government to protect civil airliners and VIP transports. J-Music is also intended for installation on large aircraft, but is a distributed system of DIRCM turrets that interface with existing missile warning systems. A similar system (called Music) has been selected by Italy for installation on a range of transport aircraft and helicopters.
Elisra is another Elbit business involved in aircraft self-protection, specializing in electronic warfare. The All-in-Small is its latest product, a compact system that combines a multi-spectral defensive aids suite and electronic support measures into a single LRU (line replaceable unit). As well as an electronic warfare controller, All-in-Small incorporates a digital radar warning receiver, IR missile warning system, advanced laser warning system and chaff/flare dispenser. It can be integrated with a DIRCM system.