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US Army eyes new helo protection in 2020s

12th August 2016 - 15:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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The US Army has set a date of 2023 to begin equipping its helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft with new self-protection systems that can warn against impending guided missile and unguided rocket attacks.

In a recently released RFI for what is called the Advanced Threat Detection System, the service expressed its desire to procure current technologies – at TRL 6 or higher – that can provide missile warning, hostile fire indication (HFI) and laser warning capabilities for its aircraft.

Domestic vendors are being sought that can enter into an engineering and manufacturing developing (EMD) phase, though the RFI does not

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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