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The AN/ALQ-123 is an airborne infrared (IR) jammer that provides protection from IR homing missiles. The ALQ-123 is pod-mounted and -powered by a ram air turbine. The system generates a train of coded light pulses from its cesium lamp to confuse or break the lock-on of an IR-seeking missile.


No longer in production or service. It has been replaced in service by the AN/ALQ-157.

Originally developed by Xerox Corp. The Xerox group was purchased by Loral, which was later acquired...

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