Terma has introduced the self-protection capability of the F-16 for the T-50 light-combat aircraft (LCA) at Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX 2017) this year.

The T-50 LCA family has been equipped with a modified wing weapon pylon (ACE-Pylon) to increase the aircraft’s chaff/flare payload capacity.

The LCA’s self-protection capability upgrade is similar to the self-protection system fitted on the F-16, Terma stated.

The PIDS pylon-family is claimed to have improved the F-16’s chaff/flare payload capacity with up to 300%.

It also optionally provides installation of missile approach warning systems, offers in-flight automatic threat response and EW training, as well as improves situational overview.

“The LCA’s self-protection capability upgrade is similar to the self-protection system fitted on the F-16.”

Terma has been retrofitting fighter aircraft with self-protection systems for more than 30 years.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

More than 400 F-16s operated by the US Air Force and the air forces of Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal are currently equipped with Terma’s self-protection upgrade solutions.

Due to the rapid increase in second and third generation surface-to-air weapons, aircraft survivability is highly dependent on sophisticated self-defence strategies.

This implies the simultaneous use of flares of different spectral characteristics and the use of multiple types of chaff in complex dispense patterns, according to the company.

The air forces will have the future option of including new types of payloads such as multi-shot flares and smart active decoys when flying missions.

During ADEX 2017, Terma also presented its approach to the installation of direct infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) systems on rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.