IDEX 2015

Watch out for SAMs [IDX15D4]

26 February 2015

Drew Defence of Germany is exhibiting its ManPADS (man-portable air defence systems) simulator on its stand (08-33). Shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles are a serious threat to low-flying aircraft and helicopters, but present a training challenge. Drew Defence’s system is a pyrotechnic simulator that is designed to augment laser- or radio frequency-based systems that provide a stimulus to detection systems on board a combat aircraft, which in turn warn the pilot and prompt them to carry out realistic escape manoeuvres and to trigger onboard decoys.

The use of pyrotechnics enhances the realism of the training scenario by simulating the visual effects of modern ManPADS.



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