The Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) laser-based system protects fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft from missile attacks. Whether stand-alone, or layered with flares, the system provides advanced aircraft protection during routine and complex missions. These include normal take-off and landing, assault, attack, re-supply, rescue, and forward arming and refueling missions.
- Fielded by the U.S. Army and credited with numerous saves
- Over 400,000 operational flight hours
- Proven reliability that exceeds nearly four times the objective requirement.
- Defeats multiple infrared missiles at nearly any range
When cued, ATIRCM works to automatically acquire, track and defeat threats to keep pilots focused on their mission. Using a precision tracking system, it throws an infrared jam head to locate the missile in space. When the jam head finds the missile, it emits a high-energy infrared beam to defeat the missile’s seeker.
Our system is designed to be quickly removed, re-installed, and updated with the latest threat information. It also includes a built-in tester that ensures it is ready for any mission. This adds flexibility to fleet operation without the cost – keeping the crew safe from new and evolving threats. The system is highly affordable, exceeding its reliability requirements by nearly four times and reducing maintenance cost burdens.
Since its deployment by the U.S. Army in 2009, our system has logged more than 400,000 combat hours and saved dozens of aircraft from missile attacks.