The other half of the EGCM system is the countermeasure.
The EGCM demonstrations flown by the Air Warfare Center have shown the technology is sound.
The EGCM system detects IR missiles launched at the host aircraft and automatically fires flares to decoy them.
Consider the benefits of the EGCM system to the aircrew in combat:
The EGCM system detects the missile automatically and commands an appropriate countermeasure.
Fortunately, the aircraft does not need to maneuver for the EGCM system to defeat a threat.