Self-Protection Suite suits helicopters and transport aircraft.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to provide active and passive protection, Self-Protection Suite combines RWR, LWR, IR-PAWS, RF Jammer, laser DIRCM, and Chaff/Flare dispensing functions for effective responses to all types of threats. System searches for and detects threats, delivers warning, and provides jamming against airborne and ground-based EO, RF, and laser threats presented by all types of air defense systems, including missiles, MANPADS, ground-based fire, and RPGs.

Original Press Release:

Elisra Unveils Its Unique EW Integrated Active/Passive Self-Protection Suite for Helicopters at Aero India

The new system, designed to provide comprehensive active and passive RF-EO protection for helicopters and transport aircraft is based on years of development and combat experience and is already fully operational.

Aero India, Bangalore, ...Elisra, a world leader in EW, intelligence and communications solutions, introduces its active and passive self-protection suite for helicopters and transport aircraft. The new system constitutes a new stage in the evolution of self-protection and survival systems for airborne platforms. With this solution Elisra presents a new type of system, offering a complete and comprehensive RF-Laser-EO protection shell for Helicopters and transport aircraft. The suite combines RWR, LWR, IR-PAWS, RF Jammer, laser DIRCM and Chaff/Flare dispensing functions, thus providing quick reaction time and effective responses to all types of threats.

With seamless interoperability of all of its components, the system searches and detects threats, provides warning and provides jamming against airborne and ground-based EO, RF and laser threats presented by all types of air defense systems, including missiles, MANPADS, ground-based fire, RPGs and others.

Elisra's new system provides a level of performance that far exceeds the sum total of its parts. The system's seamless integration of its myriad components ensures optimized performance of each, with a new level of effectiveness, all based on years of operational experience. Able to confront and defeat even the most advanced threats in any environment, this battle-proven lightweight modular system, advances airframe survivability and mission success.

The new system offers a host of additional capabilities including pinpoint geolocation of threats from platform protection to protecting an entire mission, while providing comprehensive mission support. Taken together, the systems' capabilities are unique among competing systems, offering not only survivability but actual support for completing a mission and maintaining air superiority.

Itzchak Gat, Elisra's CEO said, "The new protection suite offers helicopters and transport planes a range of capabilities that improve protection. The suite's components work in concert to enhance a helicopters' role on a mission. Additionally, the suite enhances the helicopter's attack capability. The operational success of the components comprising the system is well established. In the new suite they combine to perform well beyond the individual capabilities of each."

About Elisra:

Elisra, a world leader in the field of Information Warfare (EW, Intelligence and C3) for over four decades, has been the source for these systems which have been deployed on a vast variety of platform types, in modern defense forces of more than 40 countries worldwide.

The company develops designs, manufactures, integrates and supports advanced EW, Intelligence (RF and IR based) and Communication solutions for air, sea and land applications.

Elisra, 70% owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), and 30% by Elta Systems Ltd. (an IAI subsidiary), comprises Elisra Electronic Systems, Tadiran Electronic Systems and Tadiran Spectralink.

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