Program Plan and Funding for Missile Countermeasure
"Although the AN/VLQ-6 and-8A Missile Countermeasure
Devices were fielded in Operation Desert Storm, they did not arrive in time to be used in the fighting," said Zanzalari.
The vehicle crew is also more survivable because of the improved ability to integrate the battlefield combat identification system (BCIS) and the missile countermeasure
The Army has already produced and is fielding the AN/VLQ-6/8A Missile Countermeasure
Future countermeasures could include a laser target decoy system from Hughes Danbury and the incorporation of the VLQ-6 Hardhat Missile Countermeasure
If the MWS falls to declare an incoming missile threat with enough time to activate the missile countermeasure
, the contractor loses the system and the USAFAWC loses a drone.
This enabled performance evaluations to be made of target acquisition and tracking when targets undertake aggressive manoeuvres, when flying against difficult backgrounds such as broken sunlit cloud and when flares are deployed as infrared-guided missile countermeasures
. Researchers were able to run new and old software during the same flight to ascertain the level of improvement new versions offer.
In addition to being compatible with existing 130 mm naval infrared and radar-guided-guided missile countermeasures
rounds and other payloads such as obscurants, it has been specifically designed, in conjunction with a family of new advanced variable Range Multi-payload Rounds, to be adaptable to defeat future threats and accommodate future solutions.
"We believe that could have the same effect as 9/11 on the airline industry with the ripple effects on the economy," said Detlof von Winterfeldt, the co-author of a report on the cost effectiveness of missile countermeasures
BAE Systems' AN/ASQ-239 Barracuda system is derived from the F-22 Raptor's AN/ALR-94 EW suite and provides Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and high sensitivity electronic surveillance capabilities, full-spectrum situational awareness and multi-spectral missile countermeasures
. According to certain sources, the Barracuda offers precise geo-location and targeting of potential hostile emitters, without the need for triangulation .and thus other networked aircraft.
Raven provides full system support to the Naval Research Laboratory for the development of JR missile countermeasures
systems for tactical aircraft.
He has an interest in missile countermeasures
and towed decoys.