Building on Selex ES’s unique experience in this domain, the Miysis DIRCM System is the culmination of over nine years of extensive development, test, validation and certification, resulting in a twin-head, spherical coverage DIRCM system that is less than 40kg and is capable of protecting the full range of platform types from the smallest helicopters to the largest transport aircraft.
This paper discusses some of the benefits that have been achieved from the application of advanced EO technology to the Miysis DIRCM System, and also considers some of the system trades a designer may have to undertake, including some implications more advanced seeker designs may have on EO/IRCM system design and architecture.
The extensive test and evaluation that was undertaken at every stage of the programme, including simulation, laboratory testing, platform and target dynamic testing in a System Integration Laboratory (SIL), flight trial, missile live-fire, environmental testing and reliability testing, all of which was required in order to ensure that the system provides the requisite levels of protection against the latest, sophisticated all-aspect IR MANPADS is also covered.
Finally, the approach necessary to ensure that the equipment is suited to all air platforms from the smallest helicopters to large transports, while also ensuring that it achieves an inherent high reliability and an ease of manufacture and repair such that a step change in through-life cost in comparison to previous generation systems can be achieved is described.
Stuart N Chapman, "The application of advanced technology to produce the smallest, lightest multihead DIRCM system available today: Miysis DIRCM (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 9989, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XIII, 99890G (Presented at SPIE Security + Defence: September 28, 2016; Published: 27 January 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2246861.5229529993001.
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