- BAE Systems has developed a new programmable countermeasures dispenser
- Smart D is designed to counter advanced threats
BAE Systems has developed a next-generation programmable aircraft countermeasures dispenser that is able to deploy smart, expendable countermeasures.
The Smart D 2 system can dispense countermeasures including multishot flares, active radio frequency (RF) decoys, and kinetic interceptors. The system provides two-way communication between the dispenser and the aircraft using the NATO-standard Smart Stores Communication Interface (SSCI), providing crews with critical inventory and the ability to program expendable, active decoys in real time, according to a company statement.
Smart D 2 improves survivability against advanced threats because the system monitors the quantity, location, age, and carriage life of each expendable on the aircraft.
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