KC-390 aircraft to be equipped with electronic warfare suite

HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it won a contract valued at approximately $50 million from the Portuguese Ministry of Defense to supply the Portuguese Air Force (PtAF) with a complete Electronic Warfare (EW) suite and Customer Logistics Support for the new KC-390 multi-mission aircraft.

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The contract will be performed over a five-year period. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply the PtAF's KC-390 aircraft with a complete EW suite.

According to the company, it will be comprised of radar and laser warning systems, an infrared missile warning system, countermeasures dispensing system, a directional infrared countermeasures system, and an active electronic countermeasure POD system.