The RAAF has achieved Final Operational Capability for the C-130J Large Aircraft Infra-Red Counter-Measures (LAIRCM) system from Northrop Grumman.
Director General Air Combat Enablers, Air Commodore Mark Green said the project, delivered under Air 5416 Phase 4B2, provided a critical defensive capability ahead of schedule and significantly under budget.
“The Large Aircraft Infra-Red Countermeasures provide enhanced protection against infrared guided missiles for Air Force’s fleet of C-130J tactical transport aircraft,” Air Commodore Green said. “Maintaining effective defences against these prolific and increasingly sophisticated weapons is essential to the safe operation of the aircraft.
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