DEFENCE UPDATE: "New Laser Countermesure System to Protect Aircraft and Helicopters from Missile Attack"
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Bird Aerosystems unveiled today an innovative laser-based Directional Infra-Red CounterMeasures (DIRCM) system that offers high level of protection for aircraft, from attack by Infra-red guided missiles. The Self-Protection Radar EO System (SPREOS) represents a growth of the company’s fielded Airborne Missile a Protection System (AMPS) and AMPS -MV (target verification) system. AMPS and AMPS-MV are installed on multiple platforms, and certified on Airbus Helicopters and Russian Helicopters’ Mi-17 platforms. The new system is suitable for use with fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. read more