BAE Systems develops next-generation countermeasures dispenser

BAE Systems, a provider of optical electronic warfare systems, has unveiled its Smart D2â„¢ system, a next-generation threat management technology named for its ability to dispense countermeasures and defend military aircraft, the company said.

The system efficiently manages and deploys smart, expendable countermeasures — including multi-shot flares, active radio-frequency (RF) decoys, and kinetic interceptors — that are designed to protect aircraft and aircrews from existing and emerging threats.

Smart D2 is designed to work with fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and integrates with existing warning systems as well as future systems, including the company´s 2-Color Advanced Warning System (2C-AWS). Smart D2 also builds on the company´s proven ALE-47 Airborne Countermeasures Dispenser System, a trusted and highly reliable survivability system that operates on a wide variety of military aircraft worldwide.

BAE Systems´ integrated systems improve the survivability of airborne, ground, and maritime platforms by automatically sensing, processing, and responding to a wide variety of threats, allowing aircrews, soldiers, and sailors to execute their missions in hostile environments and return home safely.