BAE Systems equips helicopters with IR countermeasures

  • 08-Jan-2010 03:13 EST

The Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures system recently installed on the CH-47D Chinook aircraft detects, tracks, and defeats hostile missiles automatically.

BAE Systems has installed the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system on U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook aircraft. The ATIRCM system is a laser-based, directable countermeasures system that protects helicopters against missile attacks. The ATIRCM system and AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System operate autonomously, detecting, tracking, and defeating hostile missiles automatically to enable pilots to concentrate on flying the aircraft. Its installation follows a series of rigorous qualification, field, and flight tests.

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