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 is used by the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy across a range of rotary and fixed wing platforms.
Petards Defence Services has supported the integration of the ALE-47 TACDS into the Common Defensive Aids Suite (CDAS) and NATO Defensive Aids Suite (NDAS) introducing Open Architectures and Common Message Sets between DAS 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.
Support and test equipment
We also manufacture and supply a wide range of related support and test equipment including the Mk 6 Voltage Detector, WED 21329, NSN 6625-99-105-7080, (for which we are the Design Authority and hold IPR) and its range of associated Adapters and Interconnecting Cable Assemblies.
Defensive aid systems
Numerous key defence organisations and companies work with Petards Defence Services including: