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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 8,000
Origin: France, Germany, Italy and United Kingdom
Corporations: Airbus Group and MBDA
Parent System: AN/AAR-60 MILDS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 8,030
Family Members: AN/AAR-60(V)2 MILDS F
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Description: The AN/AAR-60 MILDS (Missile Launch Detection System) is a passive missile warning system designed for installation on helicopters and aircraft. The AAR-60 consist of 4/6 uncooled UV (ultraviolet) sensors providing high resolution signals of potential incoming missiles, an external processing unit is not required. Each UV sensor weighs about 20 kg. It can be integrated with a wide range of countermeasures. The AAR-60 is exceptionally suitable against passive guided missiles, typically IR-guided missiles.

The AAR-60 provides a coverage of 360�of azimuth and 95� of elevation. It works detecting and tracking UV plume emissions from the propulsion system of the incoming missile, engaging up to eight targets simultaneously. The MILDS warning system is being integrated on the NH-90 tactical transport helicopter and the Tiger combat helicopter as integral part of their self-protection systems as well as on other helicopters and transport aircraft. More than 4,000 units have been ordered all over the world.

In August 2004, the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement awarded EADS a contract to install the MILDS protection system on six CH-53 helicopters earmarked for crisis management scenarios. These helicopters will be deployed in Afghanistan with the German Armed Forces. On May 18, 2005, EADS announced that the MILDS warning system was selected by the Australian Ministry of Defense for the Echidna project. The contract to supply the MILDS for Australian CH-47 and S-70A helicopters and AP-3C Orion aircraft was valued at 10 million Euro ($12 million). Australia ordered the MILDS for its Tiger ARH helicopters and MRH90 tactical helicopters in 2001 and 2004 respectively.

On July 17, 2006, EADS and the Indian Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the joint development of a missile warning system for the Indian Air Force. The aircraft missile warning system was based on MILDS AN/AAR-60 warner with a planned initial operational capability for 2007. The agreement also included the establishment of a local production line and the supply of 36 systems.

AN/AAR-60 MILDS Applications

Combat Aircraft Tiger ARH Tiger HAD Tiger HAP Tiger UHT Protection Systems Echidna HeliStar MUSS Support Aircraft CH-53D Sea Stallion NH90 NFH NH90 TTH Surion

AN/AAR-60 MILDS Specifications

Tracked Aerial Targets: 8
Height: 120 millimeter
Length: 120 millimeter
Width: 120 millimeter
Empty Weight: 80 kilogram
Weight: 120 kilogram (265 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 12 news between
18 May 2005 and 4 Oct 2018
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Thursday, October 4, 2018FMS: Iraq Requests Five Armed Bell 407GX Helicopters
Friday, October 7, 2016FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of Two AC-208 Aircraft
Wednesday, March 18, 2015Airbus and Huneed Technologies to Jointly Produce MILDS for Surion Helicopter
Wednesday, June 19, 2013Cassidian Unveils AMPS Missile Defense System for Passenger Aircraft
Wednesday, August 15, 2012FMS: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Requests Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Suites and Support
Wednesday, July 13, 2011Korean Utility Helicopter to Receive First Batch of 24 MILDS Warning Sensors
Wednesday, December 10, 2008FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of 36 AT-6B Texan II Aircraft
Monday, October 15, 2007Korean KHP Helicopter Self-Protection Suite to Integrate MILDS Warning System
Thursday, August 10, 2006Puma to Incorporte Anti-Tank Weapon Self-Protection System
Monday, July 17, 2006MILDS AN/AAR-60 to Protect Indian Aircraft

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