oa CSIR Science Scope - Protecting aircraft with infrared countermeasures : optronics

Volume 1, Issue 3
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The infrared (IR) heat-seeking missile has brought down nearly all aircraft shot down in the last 15 years. One of the most lethal threats is the shoulder-launched surface-to-air IR missile, which is deployed all over the world (including Africa, where South Africa is involved in peace-keeping missions) - and it is available to all types of outlaw organisations.

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