Airborne Applications

Directed IR Countermeasures

The threat of MANPADS (ground to air heat seeking man-portable missiles) has grown considerably over the last few years.  Elbit Systems Intelligence and Electro-optics  – Elop’s Multi Spectral Infrared Countermeasures (MUSIC™) systems are a family of  Directed IR Countermeasures (DIRCM) solutions for protecting aircraft against heat seeking ground to air missiles.

These systems integrate advanced fiber laser technology together with a high rate thermal camera and a small, highly dynamic mirror turret to provide effective, reliable and affordable protection to all types of aircraft and under the full range of operational conditions.




Designed in an open architecture that can easily be integrated on  any type of aircraft, our systems are under production for several programs around the world – for a large variety of military, VIP and commercial aircraft.



Our DIRCM solutions include:

  • MUSIC™     -  A DIRCM system for the protection of helicopters and small and medium 
                           fixed-wing turboprop aircraft
  • C-MUSIC™ -  A complete self protection solution
  • J-MUSIC     – A DIRCM system for the protection of large aircraft 

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