The AN/ALQ-212(V) advanced threat infrared countermeasures/common missile warning system (ATIRCM/CMWS) suite provides protection against an array of modern, highly lethal missile attacks in all infrared threat bands.
This directable infrared countermeasures suite provides passive warning of missile approach using the AN/AAR-57 tri-service CMWS, which detects the missile, rejects any false alarms, and cues the onboard infrared jamming system’s jam head to the missile’s location. When the jam head finds the missile with its infrared tracking system, it emits a high-energy beam of infrared energy to defeat the missile’s infrared seeker. The AN/ALQ-212(V) incorporates one or more infrared jam heads to counter multiple missile attacks. It successfully defeated 10 of 10 infrared signature analysis models in live-fire tests.
- Passive missile warning sensors
- Precise angle-of-arrival information
- Infrared tracker mounted on the jam head gimbal
- Laser- and arc-lamp jamming sources
- Modular architecture for easy growth path