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Leonardo steps up Miysis DIRCM testing, eyes more exports

15th October 2018 - 12:45 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


Leonardo’s Miysis directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) system has undergone testing by the UK Ministry of Defence in collaboration with Thales UK, demonstrating that a capability such as this is not proprietary to the US and can be offered for wider export.

The US traditionally dominates the development of DIRCM systems and is limited on where it can be exported to, which is typically to the other Five Eyes nations of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

However, Leonardo has identified that there is an appetite from markets outside of these that require an airborne protection system, and when

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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