AN/AAR-54 Passive Missile Approach Warning System
The Northrop Grumman AN/AAR-54(V) is an imaging, ultraviolet (UV) sensor system that passively detects UV energy, tracks multiple sources and quickly classifies each source as a lethal missile, nonlethal missile or clutter. The system can be utilized independently, as a stand-alone detection system or as part of an integrated directional infrared countermeasures self-protection suite. Designed for use on tactical and wide-body aircraft, helicopters and combat vehicles, the AN/AAR-54(V) is currently in production for the U.S. Special Operations Command and the armed forces of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany and Australia.
The AN/AAR-54 Passive Missile Approach Warning System is a highly advanced, compact and lightweight missile warning system that can be easily integrated into many types of airborne or ground-based platforms. The AN/AAR-54 system is designed to provide advanced missile warning for tactical and wide-body aircraft, helicopters and armored fighting vehicles. Its sophisticated capabilities include signal detection, missile classification and missile track data cueing. With an adaptive design, all applications can utilize common hardware and software.
The ultraviolet missile warning subsystem, AN/AAR-54, is common to both LAIRCM and DIRCM.
In June 2001 Northrop Grumman Corporation's AN/AAR-54(V) passive missile approach warning system was selected by the Royal Netherlands Air Force for its fleet of CH-47D Chinook and AS-532U2 Cougar transport helicopters.
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