DIRCM

AcronymDefinition
DIRCMDirected Infrared Countermeasures
DIRCMDirectional Infrared Countermeasure
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Having accumulated more than 30,000 hours of operation, Elbit Systems' MUSIC(TM) family of DIRCM systems is in use by many customers worldwide on a wide range of small, medium and large aircraft platforms.
offers the Bundeswehr [the German armed forces] the best possible, operational DIRCM solution.
It is unlikely that a DIRCM system would have offered protection against the attack that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, as this incident appears to have involved a radar-guided missile.
Airlines need the DIRCM systems to last about 5,000 hours.
8 hours of DIRCM testing on June 9 and successfully completed 10 out of 10 test conditions in airplane mode (as a tilt-rotor aircraft, it can turn its rotors to operate either as an airplane or as a helicopter).
Tuttle said the DIRCM can shoot down missiles successfully, but maintenance and logistics issues are still the sticking points.
DHS indicates that they will be evaluating DIRCM and other existing technologies in this effort and point out that this program is not intended to develop new technologies, but to apply existing technologies from the military environment to the commercial airline environment.
The Boldstroke DIRCM allows for direct and fiber coupling between the laser and pointer/tracker, providing installation flexibility to meet the size, weight, and power requirements of both light and heavy rotary-wing platforms.
Having accumulated more than 30,000 hours of operation, Elbit Systems' MUSIC family of DIRCM systems is in use by many customers worldwide on a wide range of small, medium and large aircraft platforms.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 4, 2015-Elbit Systems to supply DIRCM self-protection systems for European, Asian customers
Operating at the speed of light, DIRCM systems use low-watt lasers to confuse the guidance systems of sophisticated missiles and divert them away from aircraft.