Accession Number:

ADA517623

Title:

Tactical DIRCM Jamming Pod - Early Operational Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC OPTICAL SCIENCES DIV

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Infrared-guided surface-to-air missiles SAMs and air-to-air missiles AAMs continue to pose grave danger to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. Current tactics against these threats include the execution of evasive maneuvers and the dispensing of flare countermeasures. Improved self-protection capabilities that are essential to enhance aircraft survivability include 1 the deployment of passive missile warning technologies capable of providing the earliest detection of the threat missile plume ignition and 2 the development of more effective covert laser-based countermeasure techniques. We describe here the development, fabrication, and testing of an operational prototype pod designed to protect U.S. Navy tactical aircraft against the most advanced infrared IR guided missile threats.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Optical Countermeasures
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE