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IR countermeasures
Infrared countermeasures have long moved on from the days of chaff and flares (see contents photo), but the next generation of CIRCM systems need to be much smaller and lighter than existing technology so that smaller aircraft including helicopters can also be protected from heat-seeking missiles. That means a potential role for mid-IR emitting quantum cascade lasers. Both images: USAF.
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