Israel gets $240mln Africa deal to protect aircraft from missiles

by | September 26, 2017 1:21 pm

Israel’s Elbit Systems Ltd. said on Tuesday it won a contract worth 240 million dollars to provide a wide array of defense electronic systems to an unnamed country in Africa.



The contract, which will be carried out over a two-year period, is comprised of Directed Infra-red Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems to protect aircraft from shoulder fired missiles, based on passive infrared systems.



Inclusive are also missile warning systems, radio and communication systems, land systems, mini-unmanned air systems and helicopters upgrade.