Missile countermeasures are about to be certificated on the Gulf-stream G550 and G500 long-range business twinjets, General Dynamics-owned Gulfstream Aerospace has announced. Retrofits to the Gulfstream V series will be certificated at the same time.

The equipment, offered as an option, is the BAE Systems ALQ-204 Matador infrared countermeasures system. The Matador is already offered on the G300 and G400 series launched last year, and is certificated for retrofit to the GIV and GIV-SP. So far the Matador has been installed on one GIV and six GIV-SPs. More than 20 countries use Gulfstream aircraft as head of state transports.

Source: Flight International