846TS Test Programs - Electronic Countermeasures Capability
Published December 26, 2006
Electronic Countermeasures Capability
The High Speed Test Track as an Open-Air Range can provide customers with the capability of evaluating missile warning receivers and infrared countermeasures installed on aircraft for both DT&E and OT&E. This testing includes flares, chaff, and decoy systems as well as rocket motor plume measurements. Aircraft with IR missile-warning systems installed are flown over the track while a surface-to-air or air-to-air missile is fired down the track. Missile closure distance can be as close as 50 feet since the missile is attached to the rail. Missile scoring systems have also been tested at the Track.