According to the archive/Wayback page for “The Wolf’s Lair” website (click here), what were Airwolf’s defense systems?
SUNBURST DECOYS – Flares ejected rearward to attract heat seeking missiles.
CHAFF DECOYS – Canisters ejected rearward that explode, showering bits of aluminum to confuse radar-guided missiles.
NOTE: These systems are stored together and launched from the rear of AIRWOLF’S avionics bays )port/starboard).
Venetian blinding the exhaust emissions.
Produces omnidirectional radiation of infrared energy to disable IR tracking. An automatic system that needs no missile approach warning. It snaps on when scanned by IR detectors.
Produces multi-leveled decoy signals to confuse radar.