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LAIRCM spotted on Australian C-130J

22nd September 2016 - 09:28 GMT | by Mike Yeo in Melbourne


A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules airlifter on exercise was recently seen with a new directional infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system installed.

The photograph, published on the defence force’s official image gallery, shows the C-130J in Exercise Northern Shield fitted with a pair of small laser transmitter assemblies (SLTA) on either side of the rear fuselage.

SLTAs are associated with Northrop Grumman’s AN/AAQ-24(V) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM), which Australia requested for its 12 C-130Js in 2008 under the Foreign Military Sales programme.

An Australian Department of Defence spokesperson confirmed to Shephard that the AN/AAQ-24 was fitted

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Mike Yeo


Mike Yeo

Mike Yeo is a Shephard correspondent based in Australia.

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