Portuguese MoD Selects Elbit Systems to Provide a Complete EW Suite for the Portuguese Air Forces’ New KC-390 Aircraft

Haifa, Israel, August 25, 2019 – Elbit Systems announces that it was selected by the Portuguese Ministry of Defense (MoD) to supply a complete Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for the Portuguese Air Forces’ (PtAF) new KC-390 multi-mission aircraft. Finalization of the contract is subject to completion of the Portuguese Government approval process.

The complete EW suite to be supplied by Elbit Systems for the PtAF’s KC-390 aircraft will be comprised of a Radar and Laser Warning Systems, IR Missile Warning System, Countermeasures Dispensing System as well as the Directional IR Countermeasures (DIRCM) system and Active ECM (AECM) system. This complete EW suite will provide the platforms with advanced protection to achieve the customer’s operational requirements.

Edgar Maimon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra, commented: “The Portuguese Air Force is a long-standing strategic partner of Elbit Systems and we are proud of the selection to provide them with enhanced survivability for their new fleet of KC-390 aircraft”.

 

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Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world.

The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land, and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems and munitions.

The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

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Dana Tal-Noyman

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dana.tal@elbitsystems.com

 

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