Saab launches BOH countermeasures self protection pod
Saab has announced the launch of its new countermeasures self protection pod for use on any fixed wing aircraft, known as BOH. The company unveiled the system at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition in Malaysia.
BOH is an implementation of the Saab BOL Countermeasures Dispenser System (CMDS) and Compact Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (CIDAS) into the shape of a missile. The BOH is modular and can be arranged in a multitude of configurations.
According to Saab, BOH provides covert sustainable pre-emptive dispensing, missile warning, forward firing of flares and cocktail dispensing. All these capabilities have been incorporated into the form-factor of a missile utilising the well established AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-120 AMRAAM interfaces and characteristics for lean aircraft integration. It can also be integrated with MIL-STD-1553 or RS-485 data links to adapt to other displays and control means. To further simplify integration, wireless technology can be used.
According to the company, the building blocks of the system are Missile Approach Warning System (MAW), pyrotechnical dispenser, controller and electromechanical dispenser modules. The countermeasures dispensing is characterized by providing long duration pre-emptive dispensing capability with the BOL dispenser as well as forward firing flare capability with the Saab BOP dispenser and it is designed to defeat all modern IR-guided threats.
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