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Defexpo 2018: Lacroix pitching advanced countermeasures for IAF Rafale and Tejas LCA


Lacroix Defense, a France-based leader in countermeasures, is definitely fighting on all fronts to promote its systems. During Defexpo 2018, the company, which has been particularly active in the Asia-Pacific area, will highlight advanced systems for IAF major programs, the Rafale and the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).


Lacroix at Defexpo 2018 001 A French Rafale fighter jet
(Credit: A. Paringaux)


At Defexpo, LACROIX is offering state of the art countermeasure systems to protect IAF platforms such as the Rafale and Tejas LCA fighter jets against the most modern InfraRed threats. The Tejas LCA is a single-engine light fighter aircraft which has recently completed its first hot refueling trials, bringing the aircraft closer to final operational clearance after more than 25 years of development. In December 2017, the IAF issued a tender to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd for the procurement of 83 Tejas LCAs including 73 single-seat LCA Mark-IA aircraft.

LACROIX has been a supplier of the Indian Air Force with a local partner since 2014 both for training products and countermeasures. We wish to strengthen this relationship and our position on the current Indian platforms as well as on the newly acquired Rafale.“LACROIX has been a supplier of the Indian Air Force with a local partner since 2014 both for training products and countermeasures. We wish to strengthen this relationship and our position on the current Indian platforms as well as on the newly acquired Rafale.

The Indian Navy and Army also offer interesting perspectives with large numbers of air, land and naval platforms, some of which unprotected. As a world leader in pyrotechnics and self-protection, LACROIX wishes to equip the Indian Armed Forces with its state-of-the-art countermeasures,” says Thomas Vermeersch, Sales & Marketing Director, Lacroix.

LACROIX countermeasures are qualified on a wide range of aircrafts, STANAG 4687 & 7122 compliant, and have been tested against the most modern threats during NATO trials EMBOW.

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 Group’s share Capital is 100% family-owned.