Military helicopters are carrying out their missions in various and very often complex operational environments. They are facing a wide range of threats and rely on their manoeuvrability and armour but above all on their self-protection system to survive.
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The aircrew has been briefed, the mission is clear: the helicopter is to fly deep into enemy territory to provide air support for ground troops in a sticky situation. As the crew straps in and prepares for take-off, they know they'll be flying into the unknown. Despite