FARNBOROUGH: Elop unveils J-Music defence system

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The Elop division of Elbit Systems (H1/C14) has unveiled its J-Music advanced directed infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) designed and optimised to protect medium-to-large aircraft.

Elbit says the new version is based on the same proven technologies of the C-Music system, which was previously selected by the Israeli government to protect Israeli passenger aircraft.

The Israeli company describes J-Music as being an advanced multi-spectral infrared fibre laser-based DIRCM system, which rapidly acquires and tracks incoming shoulder-launched missiles and deflects them away from their intended target using a powerful laser beam.

J-Music is a distributed system, which means that line replaceable units can be installed in various locations onboard the aircraft, enabling an optimised and cost-effective installation solution.

Elbit says the new system has been specially designed to protect medium-to-large jets such as military transports, tankers and special mission aircraft, plus business jets and other platforms.