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fixed wing:

USAF

AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM full scale deployment, large aircrafts
TADIRCM for fighters https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/systems/tadircm.htm today status?

USN
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM, large aircrafts, P-8A ect

SOCOM
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM on the C-130 family

USMC
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM on the C-130 family

rotor wing:

US Army

CIRCM (I want to know the JETDS identifier) - near future
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM- limited, on the AH-64 and variants UH-60, CH-47F in Iraq/Syria, urgent requirements
AN/ALQ-212 ATIRCM - limited, only CH-47

USAF
AN/AAQ-45 DAIRCM on the Hawk family, near future
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM - V-22

USN
AN/AAQ-45 DAIRCM on the MH-60S/R, near future

USMC
AN/AAQ-45 DAIRCM - on the AH-1Z and UH-1Y, near future
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM - H-53 platform and V-22

SOCOM
AN/AAQ-45 DAIRCM for MH-6, on test
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM - MH-47G, unclear prevalence
 
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Navy's DAIRCM ongoing efforts - AH-1Z, UH-1Y, MH-60S/R limited deployment under urgent operational requirements, and be complete in Q2 2019

final delivery:
300 USMC helicopters
397 Navy helicopters

unclassified unclassified - dacis
 
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DAIRCM for SOCOM

Provides a low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) IRCM capability suitable for the A/MH-6 Mission Enhanced Little Bird with potential use on the MH-60 and MH-47 aircraft. The IRCM program will leverage the Department of Navy developed Distributed Aperture Infrared Countermeasure System by integrating and testing a complete lightweight IRCM systems to include a missile warning system and countermeasure capability. The IRCM program includes development of an infrared exhaust suppressor for the A/MH-6. The A/MH-6 is the only tactical aircraft in the SOF inventory without protection from infrared guided and other advanced Man Portable Air Defense missiles.

FY 2019 Plans: Continue qualification testing of missile warning and lightweight IRCM systems for the A/MH-6 aircraft.
FY 2020 Base Plans: Completes development and begins qualification testing of infrared exhaust suppressor for the A/MH-6 aircraft. Continues qualification testing of missile warning and lightweight IRCM systems.

https://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/Documents/defbudget/fy2020/budget_justification/pdfs/03_RDT_and_E/12_0400_SOCOM_PB2020.pdf
 

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USAF paid Sikorsky Aircraft to integrate AN/AAQ-45 DAIRCM into new CSAR HH-60W helicopters


and

DRS Advanced ISR LLC, Beavercreek, Ohio, has been awarded a $34,551,637 requirements contract for installation of the Distributed Aperture Infrared Countermeasures (DAIRCM) system on 30 HH-60G aircraft in support of Joint Urgent Operational Need Statement (JUONS).


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first photo CIRCM system on the fleet aircraft:



The latest countermeasures designed to improve Army aircraft survivability were tested here by helicopter aircrews based out of Fort Hood, Texas.

Soldiers from the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment belonging to 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, with Fort Hood, Texas' 1st Cavalry Division deployed to Redstone Test Center to fly UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter equipped with Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM).

 
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Very cool stuff. Surprised by seeming lack of interest in installing on AH-64 on big scale and on smaller jets, including strike ones. Seems quite opposite to russian efforts on that field.
 

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I know it's there, but, as was written earlier, in quite limited numbers.
 

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The US Army has awarded two separate contracts worth $724 million combines, to Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems to add Infrared Countermeasure Capabilities.
While Northrop won $481.6 million for CIRCM Quick Reaction Capability 3, BAE Systems was awarded $242.2 million for systems engineering, integration, logistics, and other technical support services for the OT-225 ATIRCM and the AN/AAR-57(V) Common Missile Warning System, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.


ATIRCM still alive
 
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Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) - Program costs increased $1,629.9 (+53.4%) from $3,052.4 million to $4,682.3 million, due primarily to a quantity increase for

A-Kits from 3,373 to 3,642 (+269)
B-Kits from 1,076 to 1,781 (+705)


The system consists of a permanently installed A-Kit and a modular B-Kit.

The A-Kit contains wiring and harnesses that are installed on an aircraft in a process that can take several hundred hours.
The B-Kit, which weighs 85 pounds, contains a pointer/tracker unit, laser and system processor unit, and can be installed on an A-Kit equipped plane in a matter of hours
 

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from times when Raytheon was in business, too

Low Cost Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM) Aircraft Protection Systems Raytheon Missile Systems, 2005
Scorpion and Quiet Eyes presentation

 

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"STRAFE (SHiELD Turret Research in Aero-Effects) (SHiELD is SelfProtect High Energy Laser Demonstrator) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program, for a laser-based self-defense IRCM system" has been discussed for awhile and needs to be on all future helios. One of the reasons current helicopters are not going to able to carry what they need to for the ranges and other capabilities they advertise.
 

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One of the reasons current helicopters are not going to able to carry what they need to for the ranges and other capabilities they advertise.
Mean that it's too heavy to integrate into current airframes?
 

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BAE Systems unveiled its RAVEN directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system, capable of defeating anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) on 14 October. The system protects ground vehicles and their crews and improves mission effectiveness without the use of kinetic countermeasures.

"The RAVEN countermeasure system is part of a layered defence and is easily tailored to any vehicle, mission, or budget," commented Ryan Edwards, Business Development Manager for Soldier and Vehicle Electronics. "Our vehicle protection systems improve crews' situational awareness and survivability, regardless of their vehicle or the threats they face."

RAVEN is a rugged, reliable laser-based countermeasure designed to defeat a variety of guided missile threats. It is lightweight, modular, scalable and provides armoured forces with efficient vehicle protection in a small, cost-efficient package. It is specifically designed for capability growth to address future threats as they emerge.

Compliant with the US Army's Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) programme, RAVEN is designed to integrate directly with threat detection and countermeasure cueing systems, including BAE Systems' 360 Multifunction Vehicle Protection (MVP) Sensor, a long-wave infrared situational awareness and warning system that serves as the eyes of the company's integrated VPS suite. The 360 MVP Sensor can cue RAVEN to quickly and efficiently defeat threats and also provides 360° situational awareness for improved vehicle mobility, lethality and integral survivability. As part of a layered vehicle defence system, RAVEN complements kinetic countermeasure systems with a virtually unlimited number of shots.

Earlier this year, the US Army recommended the integration of RAVEN on a BRADLEY fighting vehicle for the MAPS Programme's Layered Active Protection Demonstration, which took place in September. The recommendation followed the Soft Kill Rodeo, a series of tests to determine which non-kinetic active protection system technology has the most potential.

BAE Systems' integrated VPS suite builds on the company's extensive experience developing aircraft survivability equipment. With decades of experience designing, delivering and sustaining electronic warfare systems, the company has a deep understanding of the evolving battlespace and the solutions the armed forces need to address emerging threats.

The company's vehicle protections systems are developed at its manufacturing centre of excellence in Austin, TX.

 

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Northrop Grumman has been awarded a delivery order for engineering support for the integration of the AN/AAQ-24 on multiple US Army aircraft. The engineering effort includes platform integration of modernised survivability equipment, maintainability, interface improvements and software to enable more effective use of the AN/AAR-61(V)1. Work will be complete in January 2021.


new missile warning system AN/AAR-61(V)1, platform - unknown
 

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Syria today
HH-60 equipped by LAIRCM

4 Northrop Grumman Advanced Threat Warner (ATW)
4 BAE Systems AN/AAR-57 Electro Optical Missile Sensor
4 Northrop Grumman AN/APR-39 Digital Radar Warning Receiver
4 UTC Aerospace Systems AN/AVR-2 Laser Detecting Set
2 Guardian Laser Turret Assembly (GLTA)

 
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CIRCM has multiple-shot defence capability

As part of the test, the CIRCM system was presented with engagements in both single- and multiple-shot scenarios while mounted on an aircraft hanging from an aerial cable

https://www.monch.com/mpg/news/ew-c4i-channel/6640-northrop-circm-completes-free-flight-missile-testing.html
A Jan. 13 Army notice states the service is looking for sources to produce "two lasers, two pointer trackers and one system processing unit and the associated software and firmware" for the B-Kit. The kits will be integrated with an installed A-Kit "on potentially all rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft," according to the notice.

https://insidedefense.com/insider/army-releases-circm-b-kit-rfi
 
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