Since the development of infrared jamming
technology and the real scene of complex and changeable, which interfere with target acquisition performance, the input infrared images become more and more complex.
When a threat is detected, the system responds within 1 to 1.5 seconds, activating a smoke screen or directing an infrared jamming
signal toward the launching platform.
The AN/ALQ-144 is an infrared jamming
system designed to defeat enemy heat-seeking missiles.
Meanwhile, the administration has identified infrared jamming
devices, or DIRCMs, as the most promising technology to protect against missiles.
SIIRCM combines missile warning, infrared jamming
and expendable countermeasures into one integrated system to provide IR warning and self-protection jamming countermeasures.
This is thought to be a highly integrated suite combining radar warning, missile warning, radar and infrared jamming
capabilities and expendable decoys.
* TShU 1-7: Infrared jamming
system to provide armored fighting vehicles/ground installations with protection from anti-tank missiles such as TOW, HOT, Milan, Dragon, Cobra and AT-3.
An alternative means to chaff and one increasingly being introduced is an infrared jamming
system, such as the BAE Systems North America AN/ALQ-157, which was designed for transport aircraft and large troop-carrying helicopters.
Elsewhere, the company was actively promoting its Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aids Suite concept which includes active jamming, chaff/flares, fixed-source infrared jamming
, radar/laser warning and low observability air-frame features.