Air platforms are fundamental in the support of war fighting, peace-keeping, peace-enforcement and humanitarian operations worldwide. These varied missions often present hostile and threatening conditions to the safety of the crew and passengers. In all operations, air platforms remain high value assets that present a prime target for conventional and terrorist organisations.
Platforms face an increasing threat from:
- The proliferation of passive Man Portable Air defence Systems (missiles) to many rogue organisations
- Missiles with increased ranges, improved counter-counter measures and are simple to use
- Hostile fire from guns (small to large calibre), unguided rockets and RPGs
- Operations in degraded visual environments and hostile terrain.
Elix-IR enhances the survivability of air (Rotary and Fixed Wing) platforms across the span of operations by providing timely warning of threats to the crew and timely cueing of appropriate countermeasures; Elix-IR also provides for improved Situational Awareness for tactical threat avoidance and pilotage through use of its Infra-Red imagery.