Counter MANPADS Airspace Protection System
Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) are an increasing threat to our military aircraft because they are widely proliferated and are easily concealed and transported. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products developed a ground-based Counter MANPADS Airspace Protection System that will protect aircraft during ingress and egress operations, where MANPADS are a threat. The system tracks MANPADS upon launch detection and activates a countermeasure laser to disrupt the path of the missile. The ground based system is an economical approach to protecting all aircraft for any landing zone. Live-fire testing of the system was completed October 2007, and the system is being evaluated for transition to the military. For additional information please fill out the Contact Information Form.