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Indra’s InShield DIRCM in flight test

9th October 2017 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Indra’s InShield Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system has successfully passed in-flight tests during the NATO Trial EMBOW XVI exercise, the company announced on 5 October.

These tests were performed at the WTD 91 test centre in Meppen, Germany, with the collaboration of the ministries of defense of Spain, Germany and France.

The DIRCM system, developed to protect aircraft from infrared guided surface-to-land and surface-to-air missiles, was integrated in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces and was certified to perform in-flight tests.

Tests were coordinated with the Spanish Ministry of Defence and carried out with the collaboration of Logistic Command of the Spanish Army.

Upon passing NATO tests, the Indra system is qualified at operational tests, and is considered to be at Technology Readiness Level 8. This is the highest level of development before its entry into service (TRL 9).

The company is working to achieve this objective within the SYP 21501 programme for the supply of a DIRCM that will be implemented in Spain's A400M aircraft.

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