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InShield for Spain’s A400M fleet

27th February 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Indra’s InShield Direct Infra-Red Counter-Measure (DIRCM) system has been selected to equip up to nine Spanish Air Force A400M military transport aircraft, the company announced on 23 February.

The contract was awarded by OCCAR, manager of the Spanish Ministry of Defence’s A400M programme.

Airbus Defence and Space successfully completed the critical design review of the InShield DIRCM system installation for the A400M aircraft in 2017.

Under the contract, Indra will also be responsible for providing the associated ILS products and services to integrate InShield DIRCM in the logistic support chain of the Spanish Air Force. These products and services include tools to programme the system libraries, including jamming sequences programming. This will give the Spanish Air Force the capability to complete and manage these libraries without any external dependencies, based on its own intelligence, now and as threats develop in future.

The InShield DIRCM system includes electro-optical technology and solid-state laser technologies that can detect and manage multiple simultaneous threats and neutralise missiles instantly without the need of manual operation.

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