- Mar 27, 2019
I believe the apaches are fitted with DIRCM modules that are very effective against MANPADS.The LCH is protected via an extensive electronic warfare suite which is provided by the South African division of Saab Group; this suite comprises various defensive elements to guard against several different threats, these include a radar warning receiver (RWR), laser warning receiver (LWR) and a missile approach warning (MAW) system.
And it also has infrared suppressor just like Apache.
It's a very advanced helicopter. Only other iaf birds with laser warning are rafale and maybe Apache . Lol.
That would be an awesome addition to the LCH. I believe ELBIT also offers DIRCM systems. Not an expert in effectiveness of the DIRCM’s. But even if we just have 2 ATGM’s along with 2 rocket pods per chopper, the presence of a strong counter measure system for MANPADSis more of a bargain than additional weapons systems.