Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a laser-based directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) system, using a compact mid-infrared laser developed jointly with Fibertek. The system, mounted on a US Army Sikorsky UH-60A helicopter, simultaneously defeated four missile seekers at ranges up to 3km, the company says. The Viper laser produces multiple laser lines to jam virtually all fielded IR-guided missiles.

Source: Flight International