IMAGE: The Northrop Grumman infrared countermeasure (IRCM) program uses a Solaris laser from Daylight Solutions with ruggedized quantum cascade laser technology. (Image credit: Northrop Grumman and Daylight Solutions)
The U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a $35,372,762 cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price incentive, and firm-fixed-price hybrid contract with options for engineering and manufacturing development and low-rate initial production of the Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program. A data sheet is available at http://www.daylightsolutions.com/assets/006/5585.pdf.
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Daylight Solutions (San Diego, CA) serves as an industry partner to Northrop Grumman (along with Selex ES of Edinburgh Scotland) for the CIRCM program to provide protection of rotary-wing and medium fixed-wing aircraft against emerging infrared missile threats of today and tomorrow using directed laser jamming capabilities. The Daylight Solutions Solaris Laser incorporates ruggedized quantum cascade laser technology.
The complete text of the announcement from the U.S. Department of Defense is available at http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/615285.
SOURCE: Daylight Solutions; http://www.daylightsolutions.com/about/news-releases/us-army-awards.htm