Rheinmetall Aircraft Decoy Systems
Rheinmetall develops highly efficient spectrally balanced decoys, array flares and spot flares for protecting carrier aircrafts, helicopters and jets from modern infrared surface-to-air and air-to-air guided missiles. Crisis reaction forces can use these decoys, as can civil aviation operators.
Rheinmetall offers a range of advanced aircraft decoy systems to counter a range of threats, including:
- Mid-wave infrared response to decoy modern surface-to-air missiles (SAM) and air-to-air missiles (AAM) with 2-colour ratio discrimination
- Spectrally balanced infrared decoys designed for the protection of low and slow flying aircraft
- Decoys designed for use against laser guided systems and laser range finders
Bi-spectral IR decoy Birdie 118 and 218
The Birdie flares are specially balanced infrared (IR) decoys available in the calibres 1 x 1 x 8" and 2 x 1 x 8". The flare is designed for protection of any kind of helicopters, transport aircraft and jets. Through replication of the aircraft signature in the mid-wave infrared Birdie perfectly decoys modern surface-to-air missiles (SAM) and air-to-air missiles (AAM) with 2-colour ratio discrimination. The effectiveness of Birdie is seeker tested and operationally proven.
Array Flare DM 69 A2 Spectrally Balanced IR Decoy
The DM69A2 array flare is a spectrally balanced infrared 1 x 2" decoy especially designed for the protection of transport airplanes, helicopters and jets. A short reaction time and controlled separation combined with high radiant intensity render the DM69A2 eminently suitable for protection against modern SAMs/AAMs with IR seeker heads, including those with 2-colour ratio discrimination. The effectiveness of the DM69A2 is seeker tested and operationally proven.
Next generation Array Flare Cirrus 118
Cirrus 118 is the next generation of the DM69 A2 array flare with improved effectiveness, especially suitable for low and slow flying A/C like transporters and helicopters.