Northrop Grumman AN/AAQ-24 Nemesis

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The AN/AAQ-24(V) Nemesis system protects large fixed-wing transports and small rotary-wing aircraft from the infrared missile threat by automatically detecting a missile launch, determining if it is a threat and activating a high-intensity countermeasure system to track and defeat the threat. The Nemesis uses missile warning system to detect and incoming missile, then the protection system directs a pointer-tracker to the missile's seeker jamming it with a IR laser energy beam. The system is a fully autonomous system not requiring inputs coming from the aircraft crew. The effectiveness of a DIRM system is demonstrated here and here.

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