ITT offers field-tested lightweight countermeasures system
- to protect US military aircraft from ground-based missile threats
As helicopters have become more instrumental in humanitarian, relief and military operations in remote and potentially dangerous locations around the world, the requirement for effective, lightweight defenses against ground-based threats has also increased. ITT's solution results from a multi-year investment to design, develop and mature infrared countermeasures technology that will meet future needs while addressing the known deficiencies of legacy systems.
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"Drawing on our 50 years of electronic warfare systems experience, we've integrated the best components from across the industry and have taken a truly modular approach to address the Army's evolving infrared guided threats," said Chris Bernhardt, president of ITT Electronic Systems. "Further, our system will move laser energy more efficiently and effectively through our use of advanced fiber optic technology, increasing system reliability while significantly reducing weight."
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Source : ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT)