Flight tests will begin this year of the ITT Industries ALQ-211 suite of integrated RF countermeasures (SIRFC). Two self-protection suites have been delivered to the US Army for ground tests. Operational test and evaluation and production will begin in 2000. The army is to fit SIRFC to Boeing AH-64D Longbow Apaches, CH-47s and MH-47Es and Sikorsky UH-60s and MH60Ks. The air force is to install it on the Bell Boeing CV-22 tiltrotor.

Source: Flight International