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Mon, 26 Aug 2019

Elbit Systems to Supply Electronic Warfare Suite to Portuguese Air Force for KC-390s

The Portuguese Ministry of Defense has chosen Elbit Systems to supply a complete Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for the Portuguese Air Forcesí new KC-390 multi-mission aircraft.

Embraer KC-390. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The complete EW suite will comprise 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.

Edgar Maimon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra, said, ďThe 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.Ē

Finalization of the contract is subject to completion of the Portuguese Government approval process.

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