AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System
Definition/Scope: The AN/ALE-47 CMDS provides an integrated, threat-adaptive, reprogrammable, computer controlled capability for dispensing expendable decoys. These include chaff, flares, Radio Frequency (RF) expendables and others. The AN/ALE-47 system enhances aircraft survivability in sophisticated threat environments. The system is designed to provide the capability of automatic or pilot commanded response, and works alone or in coordination with other countermeasures defensive systems to defeat Air Interceptor (AI), Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA), and Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs). The AN/ALE-47 CMDS replaces the aging AN/ALE-39 CMDS on-board a variety of aircraft. It is capable of protecting against RF, infrared (IR), and electro-optical (EO) threats from anti-aircraft artillery (AAA), surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), air-to-air missiles (AAMs), and airborne interceptors (AIs).
Broader Terms:P-3C Orion Anti-Surface Warfare Improvement Program
Related Terms:P-3C Orion