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LIMA 2017: Lacroix offering advanced spectral decoys for RMAF A400M airlifters

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LIMA 2017
Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition
21 - 25 March 2017
Langkawi Airport - Malaysia
 
 
LIMA 2017: Lacroix offering advanced spectral decoys for RMAF A400M airlifters
 
As the Royal Malaysian Air Force officially inducted its fourth and final A400M military airlifter at the 14th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (LIMA), the French company Lacroix was promoting innovative spectral decoy systems to bolster the aircraft's auto protection.
     
LIMA Lacroix offering advanced spectral decoys for RMAF A400M airlifter 640 001Airbus A400M military airlifter
(Credit: Airbus/S.Ramadier)
     
Providing new spectral decoys systems for the RMAF A400M airlifters fleet would allows the country's air force to extend its range of missions, said a Lacroix representative.

Hitherto focused on domestic transport missions, the four A400Ms belonging to RMAF would be able to be deployed in several missions, such as tactical transport for peacekeeping missions.

Among others protection systems, Lacroix developed decoys launched through MBDA's SAPHIR-400 expendable dispensing system, specially designed to carry out auto protection for the A400M military transport aircraft.

In order to carry out its protective role for this platform, SAPHIR-400 features a very large decoy capacity and is fully integrated within the A400M Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS). The system comes with a comprehensive Pre-Flight Mission Support Equipment (PFMSE) allowing Library Generation and Verification.

Backed by recent contracts and research performed with the DGA (French defense procurement agency) and various industrial players in the sector, including Airbus Group, Lacroix offers to provide the RMAF with the latest generation of spectral decoys.

The Etienne Lacroix Group, founded in 1848, is a leading pyrotechnics company in the defense and security sectors. Its activities are vertically integrated and span from product design to manufacture, and include procurement, support and services.

The company, Lacroix, has a complete self-protection offer (from countermeasures to systems), as well as pyrotechnic systems for air, land and marine applications to supply French and foreign Armed Forces.