September 5, 2014

BAE Systems Countermeasures System Protects US Troops from MANPADS

Juliet Van Wagenen

ATIRCM system shines laser light to defeat infrared missile threats. (artist rendering) Photo: BAE Systems [Avionics Today 09-05-2014] For the last five years, the U.S. military has employed the BAE Systems’ Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system to protect helicopters and crews from shoulder-fired weapons in Iraq and Afghanistan. But as conflict...

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