Terma and Lockheed Martin recently signed a contract for the integration of Directional Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) on C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.
Paris, France — Terma and Lockheed Martin representatives recently signed a contract for the integration of the Elettronica ELT/572 Directional Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) on C-130J Super Hercules aircraft that are operated by the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare).
This contract includes DIRCM installation on some aircraft of the Italian Air Force’ fleet of C-130J/KC-130Js.
The C-130J (Image courtesy: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics)
This will be the first fully integrated DIRCM solution installed on a C-130J. This system has the potential to be integrated into other C-130J and legacy C-130 platforms in select markets.
“This integrated DIRCM system provides the Italian Air Force’ C-130Js with an essential self-defense capability that protects aircrews as they support a number of vital missions around the world,” said George Shultz, Vice President and General Manager, C-130 Programs at Lockheed Martin.
“We welcome the opportunity to partner with Lockheed Martin in providing this important enhancement for Italy’s C-130J fleet,” said Lars Tolstrup, director, Terma Airborne Systems.
Terma and Lockheed Martin signed a contract in 2014 for Terma to supply Programmable Interface Blanking Units (PIBUs). The PIBU tracks active aircraft transmitters and receivers, in turn eliminating radio frequency interference from other aircraft. These PIBUs have been installed on a number of C-130Js, including existing airframes and new production aircraft.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.
The high-tech Terma Group develops products and systems for defense, non-defense and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry. Terma is headquartered at Aarhus Denmark and maintains Danish facilities in Copenhagen and Grenaa. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Germany, the U.S., Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and India.
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