Leonardo’s Miysis DIRCM is on Offer to Protect Turkish Aircraft

Issue 77 - September 2017

Leonardo’s readily exportable ‘Miysis’ Directed Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) system protects airborne platforms from Infrared-guided weapons, especially the easily portable and widely available shoulder-launched weapons known as MANPADS. It is suitable for the full range of the Turkish Armed Forces and Government airborne platforms, from small helicopters to large jet aircraft, and it attracted a great deal of attention at IDEF’ 17 earlier this year when it was showcased on Leonardo’s exhibition stand.

MANPADS have become increasingly resistant to standard countermeasure such as decoy flares and, as such, the most effective defense from MANPADS is to directly attack them with a high power, multi-band, laser DIRCM system. Modern MANPADS can engage low signature threats from any aspect, meaning that DIRCM systems must now provide all-aspect protection. To counter this threat, Leonardo, as a global leader in the development, manufacture and support of airborne laser and electro-optic systems, has developed the Miysis DIRCM system, which provides high power, all-aspect protection against modern and legacy threats.