- Defence Avionics Research Establishment
- European Aeronautic Defence and Space
- Man Portable Air Defense Systems
- Memorandum of Understanding
EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services, and the Indian
government are poised to strengthen their co-operation in the highly sensitive
field of electronic warfare. As reported by the company during Farnborough
Airshow, an MoU covering the joint development of a missile warning system for
the Indian Air Force, was signed between EADS Defence Electronics and the Indian
Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE).
In the field of missile protection, EADS is bringing the technological
competence of its Business Unit Defence Electronics into a strategic
co-operation with the Indian Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE)
which capitalizes on longstanding experience in electronic warfare and avionics.
The partners will jointly develop a missile warning system based on EADS' proven
warning sensor MILDS AN/AAR-60 and integrated into the existing Multi-Sensor
Warning System of the Indian armed forces. It is expected to have the system
operational by 2007. As part of the agreement, EADS in a first step will deliver
36 sensors for further integration and development. EADS also committed itself
to establish step-by-step a local production of MILDS AN/AAR-60 in India.
MILDS AN/AAR-60 is an advanced, passive imaging sensor which detects and tracks
the UV emissions of approaching missiles including the most prevalent threat of
heat seeking shoulder launched Man Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS). The
system provides full coverage, a low false alarm rate and maximum warning time
to enable the deployment of countermeasures such as Chaff/Flares. With a very
low false alarm rate and fast detection combined with automatic initiation of
countermeasures, MILDS AN/AAR-60 relieves the pilot's workload in time-critical
situations and ensures the safe return of both crew and aircraft. The sensor has
been proven in service aboard a huge variety of rotary wing and wide body
aircraft; a version for fighter aircraft is under development.
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