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Miysis countermeasure system ready

22nd November 2016 - 15:30 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Luton


Leonardo has begun assembling the first production examples of its Miysis directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system for an undisclosed NATO launch customer, the company has revealed.

The customer has been kept under wraps by Leonardo, but it is thought to be a Western NATO member that will equip a portion of its helicopter fleet with the UK-developed protection system. 

Used to replace, or to supplement traditional countermeasures such as flares, the laser-based system can guard both rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft against infra-red missiles fired from man-portable air-defence (MANPAD) weapons. 

Speaking to Shephard during a visit to Leonardo’s Luton, UK, site,

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

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

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