Elbit develops new system that protects aircraft from shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles

Published June 3rd, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

Israel’s Elbit Systems’ wholly owned subsidiary Elop Electro-Optics (El-Op) has completed a critical stage in the development of breakthrough system MUlti-Spectral Infrared Countermeasure (MUSIC), designed to protect civilian aircraft from shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles. 


MUSIC addresses the increasing global threat to commercial aircraft passengers, which have become the targets of terrorist organizations worldwide. Incorporating El-Op's expertise in the development and deployment of advanced laser sources, infrared cameras (FLIRs), gimbals, system integration and aircraft installation, MUSIC is designed to provide first-of-its-kind protection against shoulder-fired missiles. 


Elbit Systems is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related programs throughout the world, in the areas of aerospace, ground and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) and advanced electro-optic technologies. The Company focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms and developing new technologies for defense and homeland security applications. — (menareport.com)

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