Defensive aid systems
Modern, robust technology
We are highly experienced in DAS design, manufacture and support.
Countermeasures Dispensing Systems (CMDS)
Petards Defence Services offer a full range of technical support services for Countermeasures Dispensing Systems (CMDS), including cockpit control, programming, build, installation advice, repair and servicing.
ALE-47 Threat Adaptive Countermeasures Dispensing System (TACDS)
We are the licensed manufacturer of the internationally renowned ALE-47 Threat Adaptive Countermeasures Dispensing System (TACDS), including the pre-flight message creation and validation systems. TACDS are used by the British Army, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy across a range of rotary, fixed wing and fast jet platforms.
Petards Defence Services has supported the integration of the ALE-47 TACDS into the Common Defensive Aids Suites (CDAS) and NATO Defensive Aids Suites (NDAS) which allow Open Architectures and common message sets between defensive equipment.
We have developed a Pre-Flight Message/Mission Data File Validation Facility for the ALE 47 TACDS, which is installed on the majority of the UK's military aircraft. This allows engineers to fully exercise a development PFM/MDF, including its integration with associated elements of a Defensive Aids Suite (DAS), before it is installed on an aircraft, enabling huge reductions in flight line testing and verification.
Missile Warning Systems (MWS)
Petards Defence Services has a full depot repair and refurbishment facility for the AAR-47 Missile Warning System equipment, ensuring a cost- effective, fast turnaround service.
This was the first full facility outside of the US, and is approved as a European Base for maintenance of the full range of AAR-47 versions including the Laser Warning function of the (V)2 generation.