Elbit Systems Ltd MUSIC directed infrared countermeasure systems, integrated with the company’s PAWS infrared-based missile warning system, were demonstrated on an Airbus Defence & Space C295 military airlifter. The demonstration took place in October 2015, during flight test at EMBOW 15 trials of NATO Air Forces Armaments Group, Air Capability Group 3, Sub Group 2 (NAFAG ACG3 SG/2). The demonstration was held at the German Armed Forces WTD91 test site in Meppen, Germany.
NAFAG ACG3 SG/2 is the group responsible for the development and validation of air platform protection solutions.
MUSIC provides protection for aircraft from man-portable air-defense systems. MUSIC integrate an advanced fiber laser technology together with a high rate thermal tracking camera and a small, highly dynamic mirror turret to provide effective, reliable and affordable protection to all types of aircraft and under all operational conditions.
The PAWS system uses infrared to reliably and rapidly detect the most advanced threats in all flight conditions.