Contract signing ceremony another milestone for MRTT fleet

18 December 2017


A signing ceremony for a contract award related to the Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF) Programme was held on 17 December, in Rehovot, Israel.  The US$ multi-million supplemental agreement to the contract was awarded to Elbit Systems to supply Directed Infrared Countermeasures self-protection systems to the Airbus A330 MMF fleet. The contract will be performed over a four-year period.
 
NSPA’s General Manager Mr. Peter Dohmen participated in the signing ceremony and the NSPA delegation included Mr. Andreas Zuschke, Principal Project Officer (MMF) from NSPA’s Aviation Support Programme and Mr. Adrian Kenn, NSPA’s Senior Procurement Officer. From Elbit Systems, Mr. Elad Aharonson, General Manager Elbit Systems – ISTAR Division, participated in the signing ceremony and the delegation included Mr. Sasson Meshar, VP Airborne Optronic & Laser Systems, Mr. Arnon Bram, Senior Director Head of DIRCM Systems Business Unit and Mr. Ziv Ashkenazi, Senior Director Head of Regional Marketing – ISTAR. Colonel Jan der Kinderen represented the MMF Nations as Chairman of the MMF Steering Group.

"The MMF users are very pleased that the MRTTs are going to be equipped with Elbit’s DIRCM system. This will greatly add to the safety and operational flexibility of the total fleet. It is also great to see how Airbus and Elbit work closely together to integrate the systems," highlighted Colonel der Kinderen
 
"NSPA is pleased to award this contract to Elbit Systems to provide an important capability for NATO’s A330 tanker fleet which will allow the aircraft, crew and passengers to operate more safely in hostile environments," said Mr. Peter Dohmen.

Mr. Elad Aharonson, commented: "This follow-on contract that extends the supply of J- Music DIRCM and PAWS IR missile warning systems to NATO’s MMF program, attests to Elbit Systems’ technological and operational competitive advantage in addressing the intensifying threat of shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles".