Terma Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser System

Terma’s trusted and combat-proven Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser System (ACMDS) is on display at Farnborough Airshow in a new re-engineered and upgraded version with advanced operational capabilities and increased reliability while still maintaining the highly competitive price level.
The non-ITAR ACMDS is designed to coordinate, integrate, and operate expendable countermeasures payloads on fixed-wing, transport, and large-body aircraft as well as rotary-wing platforms.

The following highlights the ACMDS key capabilities:

  • Form-fit compatible with legacy Terma, and third party, dispenser systems (No Group-A changes)
  • Fully in-country organic reprogrammable
  • Electronic Expendable Communication Interface for support of both multi-shot cartridges and expendable active decoys
  • Mixed payload capability
  • Class-leading operational Capabilities
  • Platform adaptable, hardware controlled safety features

The ACMDS suite includes a full suite of ground support equipment as well as an application for field/in-country organic mission data generation and post-flight analysis.

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The dispenser suite is controlled via Terma’s AN/ALQ-213 EW Management Unit or Defensive Aids Controller, which provides a reprogramming interface, automatic decision support for the pilot in a threat environment, built-in training capability, and full Electronic Warfare/Aircraft Survivability Equipment Suite control, if desired.

In addition to the standard dispenser assemblies, the ACMDS components have been integrated in airborne structures as both scab-on, pylon-mounted, and podded solutions.

The ACMDS system has been combat proven through operational service for more than 25 years with a demonstrated mean time between failure value of >18,000 hours.

Source: Terma A/S
Date: Jul 13, 2016