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DIRCM or Northrop's NEMESIS system

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Hi-

I am curious about the location of a DIRCM pod on a Herc. The phrase "DIRCM" here could be used in the generic form. I think DIRCM is easily confused with LAIRCM (which began testing on C-130's in 2004)

I read on Global Security -dot- Org (dated 2005) that there are 59 C-130's in USSOCOM that have this thing on it. I found an image of tail 69-6574 here:

http://www.herkynoseart.com/images/6574_gunship_3.jpg

I am 90% certain this image shows a DIRCM pod, but can anyone confirm?

Thanks,

Smudge

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Hi-

I am curious about the location of a DIRCM pod on a Herc. The phrase "DIRCM" here could be used in the generic form. I think DIRCM is easily confused with LAIRCM (which began testing on C-130's in 2004)

I read on Global Security -dot- Org (dated 2005) that there are 59 C-130's in USSOCOM that have this thing on it. I found an image of tail 69-6574 here:

http://www.herkynoseart.com/images/6574_gunship_3.jpg

I am 90% certain this image shows a DIRCM pod, but can anyone confirm?

Thanks,

Smudge

FTR the LAIRCM fairings and transmitters are located in the same location. The large fairing is the same P/N.

Further, the forward Sensors installations are the same between DIRCM and LAIRCM.

The aft sensors on slic C-130 LAIRCM aircraft are the same as the MC-130H aft sensor installation.

The big difference?

DIRCM is an AC system and LAIRCM is a DC system (and a heck of a lot lighter - ~400#).

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The big difference?

DIRCM is an AC system and LAIRCM is a DC system (and a heck of a lot lighter - ~400#).

And what makes the "light" ;)

Edited by US Herk

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10# of very dense electronics and optics ....;)

:D

Yes...but I was alluding to the difference between DIRCM & LAIRCM...perhaps "how" the "light" is made would've been better.:D

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:D

Yes...but I was alluding to the difference between DIRCM & LAIRCM...perhaps "how" the "light" is made would've been better.:D

We were refering to the same thing - the laser is a small, dense package ...

The turret had the laser path in it from the start, awaiting the technology.

AFSOC did the original development.

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One more clarification (I hate written word only at times - it'd be so much easier over a beer) - my statement in post #4, "And what makes the light" was a statement, not a question. It was an add-on to your statement above about the big differences being one is AC and one is DC...I think the big difference is how the light is made. ;)

It's all good. I was just being a smart ass... ;)

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