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Exhibit R-2, Rdt&E, D Budget Item Justification

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Title: Exhibit R-2, Rdt&E, D Budget Item Justification  
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Excerpt: Current systems to counter the MANPAD threat carry all components in the protected aircraft, and cost between $250,000 and $5,000,000 per aircraft installation. Integration of these systems (especially their advanced launch detection sensors) is complex, time consuming and expensive. The process of defeating a MANPAD missile includes two necessary tasks, detecting missile launch, and deploying countermeasures to defeat the missile guidance system. Current approaches rely either on visual detection (unreliable) or on expensive aircraft sensors mounted on the protected aircraft. Countermeasures consist of either infrared decoys (usually pyrotechnic flares) or directed energy systems such as lasers. Reliable missile launch detection is a technological challenge, and drives both the cost and effectiveness of countermeasures systems...

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