BAE Systems Equips Helicopters with Missile Defenses

BAE Systems has delivered and installed the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures successfully on the US Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter. The Chinook is used extensively in Afghanistan to move troops and supplies to remote areas.

The system is designed to improve the survivability of the aircraft. It is a directable countermeasures system that provides anti-missile protection.

Jim Crouch, VP and general manager of Survivability and Protection Solutions, said “Our team delivered on its promises. This system will sense, process, and respond to the threats these crews face every day, and it will save lives.”

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