SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
India has made plans to equip its upcoming AEW&C MkII which will be based on the Airbus A321 platform with Directed IR Countermeasures (DIRCM) system that is designed to protect aircraft against heat-seeking ground-to-air missiles.
Israeli Elbit Systems and Indian Bharat Electronics are in talks for local production of the Directed IR Countermeasures that will be integrated into aircraft structure and as a system comes with integrated advanced fiber laser technology together with a high frame rate thermal camera and a small, highly dynamic mirror turret.
DIRCM which both companies are developing will be customized to meet IAF’s needs and will be optimized to protect large aircraft, including transports, tankers, special mission platforms, VIP jets and others.
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