BAE Tadircm tests positive. (Digest).
The BAE Systems Tactical Aircraft Directable Infrared
Countermeasure System (Tadircm) successfully completed tests for the US
Navy that included hostile missile detection and jamming of both
air-to-air and surface-to-air missile seekers. The Tadircm is a
low-profile, laser-based countermeasure system used to protect tactical
and other fixed-wing aircraft from surface- and air-to-air infrared
guided missiles. The system detects and tracks incoming missiles, then
jams them with its Agile Eye jammer (photo). BAE Systems' recent
tests, which saw the Tadircm successfully place laser energy on the
missile seekers, were precursors to actual live fire tests which should
have begun by the time these lines are read.