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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Processor Protects Helicopters from Missiles

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a new self-protection system processor for military aircraft at its facility for the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane division in Rolling Meadows, Ill. The processor identifies, tracks and defeats infrared missiles launched against helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The processor is one-third lighter and runs on one-fourth the power of the currently used directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) processors, according to Northrop Grumman.
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