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Infrared countermeasures
A large-aircraft infrared countermeasures pod, attached to a KC-135 Stratotanker at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The pod is a laser-based countermeasures system designed to detect and employ countermeasures against infrared-guided surface-to-air missiles. Shown in the photo is James Shilling (left), the large-aircraft IRCM system manager at Northrop Grumman in Chicago. (Credit: US Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol).
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