Northrop Grumman awarded $200M infrared countermeasures contract
The LAIRCM system protects aircrews by automatically detecting, tracking, and jamming incoming IR threats.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC; Rolling Meadows, IL) has received a $200 million order for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems and support from the U.S. Air Force. This order was received under an existing indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.
The LAIRCM system “relies on information from a missile warning system that detects and tracks solid-state missiles by observing the ultraviolet (UV) light from their hot exhaust. A gimbal system with a full 360° pivoting system then points the modulated countermeasure beam at the missile,” as described in the article linked in the first sentence of this paragraph.
“With this award, we continue to protect U.S. and international partner aircrews from the threat of infrared guided weapons,” said Bob Gough, vice president, land and avionics C4ISR, Northrop Grumman.
Northrop Grumman’s infrared countermeasures are enabling missions worldwide, having been installed on more than 1,500 aircraft of more than 80 types worldwide.
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