SAPHIR-M / ELIPS-NH
SYSTEM FOR HELICOPTERS
- Suitable for all types of helicopter
- High decoy capacity
- Fully programmable
- In service for all types of NH-90 and Tiger
Helicopter units are called to operate in a wide range of operation theatres where they are required to counter a great variety of threats, more often using infrared guidance. The proliferation of very short range missiles may also threaten helicopters at any time during peace keeping missions or as a result of terrorist activities.
SAPHIR-M / ELIPS-NH is a decoy dispenser delivering countermeasures against radar and missile threats by optimised ejection of chaff and/or flares.
Since the Gulf war, helicopters are no longer sent into battle without self-protection. Chaff & Flare dispensers are the first essential step offering active protection for the best cost-to-efficiency factor.
SAPHIR-M is the NH-90 and Tiger advanced Chaff and Flare dispenser. ELIPS-NH is progressively replacing form, fit and function SAPHIR-M on the NH-90 in the form of a mid-life update.