Australia gets Protection for Aerial Platforms
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Australia has requested the possible sale of AN/AAQ 24(V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) component systems required to support an ongoing upgrade of its large Air Mobility Platforms, including C-17As, KC-30As, and C-130Js. Australia has requested to acquire 27 AN/AAQ 24(V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) System Processor Replacements (LSPR); and 30 Guardian Laser Turret Assemblies (GLTA). The estimated total value is $122 million.The LAIRCM is a defence system to be used at a large transport and rotary-wing aircraft that combines a Missile Warning System (MWS) and infrared laser jammer countermeasure system to protect the plane from infrared-guided threat missiles.