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Miysis DIRCM: the smallest, lightest multi-head DIRCM system available today
Author(s): Stuart Chapman
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Paper Abstract

Building on Leonardo’s unique experience in this domain, the Miysis DIRCM System is the culmination of over ten 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.

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.

In particular, recent developments and system level testing will also be discussed in some detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2018
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10797, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XV, 1079705 (9 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2326968
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Stuart Chapman, Leonardo MW Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10797:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XV
David H. Titterton; Robert J. Grasso; Mark A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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