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ELT-572(v)2 DIRCM: simulation, system design and DTE process to protect ItAF platforms against ManPADS
Author(s): G. Borriello; V. Bonori; M. Cresti; E. Dente; L. Ideo; G. Mazzi; A. Usai; A. Tafuto; F. Togna
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Paper Abstract

In this paper authors provide a description of the currently deployed Man Portable Air Defense System (ManPADS) heat-seeking missiles. Principles of IR seeking and Aircraft signatures are shortly described. Basic information are listed on currently designed Infra-Red Counter Measure Systems, intended to protect Aircrafts against ManPADS. Authors provide an overview on ELT-572(v)2 DIRCM Program, funded by Italian Air Force, currently in low rate production phase. Description of the Design and Development phase, completed in Elettronica SpA in 2013, is reported. Development Test and Evaluation (DTE) Activities on ELT-572(v)2 DIRCM, jointly performed by Elettronica Spa and Italian Air Force Flight Test Centre, are shortly described. A summary of tests and some results are also discussed. Platform Installation Programs, using the low rate production units from ELT-572(v)2 DIRCM Program, are finally listed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9251, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XI; and High-Power Lasers 2014: Technology and Systems, 92510K (11 November 2014);
Show Author Affiliations
G. Borriello, Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italy)
V. Bonori, Elettronica S.p.A. (Italy)
M. Cresti, Elettronica S.p.A. (Italy)
E. Dente, Elettronica S.p.A. (Italy)
L. Ideo, Elettronica S.p.A. (Italy)
G. Mazzi, Elettronica S.p.A. (Italy)
A. Usai, Elettronica S.p.A. (Italy)
A. Tafuto, Elettronica S.p.A. (Italy)
F. Togna, Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9251:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XI; and High-Power Lasers 2014: Technology and Systems
David H. Titterton; Willy L. Bohn; Harro Ackermann; Mark A. Richardson; Robert J. Grasso, Editor(s)

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