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AN/AAQ-24 Nemesis  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: AN/AAQ-24(V) DIRCM
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman
Parent System: AN/AAQ-24 DIRCM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 200
Family Members: AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM
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Description: The AN/AAQ-24 Nemesis is a Directional InfraRed CounterMeasure (DIRCM) system designed to protect actively fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft from IR guided missiles. When the Nemesis detects and incoming missile which represents a threat for the aircraft the system's laser is activated and directed to the missile's seeker jamming it.

The AAQ-24 protection system is being produced for the armed forces of Australia, Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Several hundred aircraft will receive Nemesis which will be qualified for over 20 different fixed and rotary wing aircraft models.

Northrop-Grumman announced on 14 March 2005 that Nemesis Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) were chosen to safeguard Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) A330s under a $24 million contract with deliveries expected to begin in January 2007. Nemesis was already selected by Australia for its modified Boeing 737 AEW&C aircraft under project Wedgetail.

In August 2005, the US Air Force Special Operations Command awarded Northrop-Grumman a contract with a potential value of $125 million for the supply of Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) for the CV-22A tilt-rotor aircraft. The new smaller, more reliable, lower cost countermeasures were based on the proven AAQ-24 laser directional infrared countermeasures for both rotary- and fixed-wing applications with certification anticipated by 2006.

AN/AAQ-24 Nemesis Applications


Private Aircraft Gulfstream GV Support Aircraft CH-46E Sea Knight CH-47F Chinook CH-53D Sea Stallion CV-22B Osprey

AN/AAQ-24 Nemesis News

There are 14 news between
3 Sep 2003 and 29 Jul 2015
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015FMS: UAE Seeks AN/AAQ 24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasures Systems
Wednesday, March 25, 2015Canada Selects Northrop Grumman DIRCM CounterMeasures for CH-147F Helicopter
Wednesday, September 15, 2010FMS: Canada Requests Eight AN/AAQ-24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasure Systems
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Northrop Grumman Delivers 500th Directional Infrared Countermeasures System
Wednesday, April 29, 2009L-3 Celebrates 200th Installation of AN/AAQ-24 Self-Protection System
Thursday, January 8, 2009Directional Infrared Countermeasures Systems to Be Installed Onboard US Marine Corps CH-53D and CH-46E Helicopters
Wednesday, November 21, 2007US Air Force C-37A Aircraft to Receive Nemesis Countermeasures
Wednesday, June 20, 2007Northrop Grumman and Terma Agree On Electronic Warfare Business Initiatives
Wednesday, December 20, 2006USSOCOM Awards Depot Repair Services Contract for DIRCM Systems
Monday, August 21, 2006CV-22 Undergoes Electronic Warfare Assessment

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