DelBoca was instrumental in the pioneering development of laser-based Directional Infrared Countermeasures
system and their rapid deployment on U.S and Coalition aircraft in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
"We leveraged our system off Air Force Special Operations Command's Directional Infrared Countermeasures
system and added the Viper[TM] laser to protect larger aircraft and provide growth for more capable emerging missile threats," said Col.
Explained McQuarrie, "On the directables side, besides upgrading the [US Army's] current jamming to ATIRCM standards -- the main USA onboard jamming focus -- the USN has funded for several years the Tactical Aircraft Directional Infrared Countermeasures
system - a small tactical-aircraft onboard laser jammer for fast movers with low drag resulting from an almost flush skin-mounting technology.
The aircraft also has an advanced Aircraft Survivability Equipment suite that includes a Directional Infrared Countermeasures
system that increases crew safety while allowing operations to be conducted in a wider range of threat environments.
The company supplies directional infrared countermeasures
(DIRCM) technology for many U.S.
Although specific systems have not been selected yet, the program will capitalize on technologies from the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures and Directional Infrared Countermeasures