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Selex ES successfully demonstrates Miysis DIRCM

7th April 2014 - 16:12 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Selex ES has successfully demonstrated its Miysis Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system as part of NATO Trial EMBOW XIV. The demonstration took place in March in Biscarrosse, France.

Miysis is designed to provide protection from Man Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) for all aircraft platform types, from small helicopters to large jet transport aircraft. It has a high power, multi-band laser that delivers accurate rapid-jamming energy to defeat IR threats.

The recent trial saw the system installed on a French DGA CASA-212 aircraft. During the flight the Miysis DIRCM system autonomously acquired, tracked and jammed the trial test equipment on the ground. Initial assessment of the results indicates that the Miysis DIRCM has the capability to jam Generation 1, 2 and 3 MANPADS using NATO jam codes.

The trial was assisted by Airbus D&S, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the UK MoD; and witnessed by 100 multi-national VIPs.

While being smaller, lighter and drawing less power than other DIRCM systems on the market, the Miysis DIRCM still offers the full spherical coverage required to counter advanced threats. With its modular open architecture design, Miysis also allows integration with in-service missile approach warners and defensive aids systems.

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