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Thales new threat warning system to enter LRIP

20th December 2017 - 16:10 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in Belfast


Thales expects its Elix-IR threat warning system to enter low-rate initial production before the end of 2018, with helicopters seen as a major potential market for the product.

The company believes Elix-IR will begin to roll off production lines at the end of the year, said Richard King, head of campaigns – defensive aids systems at Thales, though he cautioned that the timeline was subject to change.

Elix-IR was designed to detect threats in low-level environments, with helicopters a major potential market, alongside fixed-wing transport aircraft. It is the result of collaborative research with the UK MoD, King explained, with

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Gerrard Cowan


Gerrard Cowan

Gerrard Cowan is an author having recently published his world-renowned book 'The Machinery'. He …

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