DefenseWorld.Net
Northrop Grumman Wins $238 Million LAIRCM USAF Support Contract
Source : Our Bureau ~ Dated : Thursday, June 19, 2014 @ 09:47 AM
Views : 1107 A- A A+

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a$238 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide hardware and support for the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) system.

Critical to the safe return of troops abroad, LAIRCM automatically detects a missile launch, determines if it is a threat and activates a high-intensity laser-based countermeasure system to track and defeat the missile.

Under the terms of the contract modification, Northrop Grumman will deliver additional transmitters, missile warning sensors, processors, lasers, control interface units and supporting equipment to the Air Force through April 2016.

"This represents a continuation of a 14-year relationship with the Air Force to protect our aircrews," said Carl Smith, vice president of infrared countermeasures programs at Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems Division.

"Our LAIRCM open architecture has enabled this system to be upgraded and enhanced over time to introduce new technologies to counter emerging threats, while decreasing system cost, and steadily increasing reliability leading to an excellent total life cycle cost for the system."

Northrop Grumman's various infrared countermeasure systems are now installed or scheduled for installation on more than 1,000 military aircraft around the world to protect 54 different types of large fixed-wing transports and rotary-wing platforms from infrared missile attacks. Northrop Grumman and our teammate Selex ES have delivered more than 3,250 Pointer/Trackers to protect these aircraft, supporting greater than 1 million hours of theatre operation.

Comments
No Comments
Add Comments
Name :
Email :
Comment :

IMDEX 2015 To Focus On Submarine Safety And Naval Engineering

In an interview with Defenseworld.net, Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia Events talks about the upcoming IMDEX 2015 and the return of two strategic conferences – the International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC) and the Asian edition of the prestigious International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC@IMDEX Asia).

Apptricity To Extend Capabilities Farther Into Mobile And Tablet Technology

In an interview with Defenseworld.net, Apptricity Founder and CEO Tim Garcia talks about the company's mobile enterprise applications and the commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) solutions that deliver both leading-edge enterprise application technology as well as best practices configuration, which complement, extend or replace legacy systems..

Forecasters Identify Market For Over 600 Hybrid Air Vehicles Worldwide In 20 years: HAV

In an interview with Defenseworld.net, Tom Grundy, Defence Business Development Lead for Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) talks about market forecasts for HAVs, its capabilities, various applications and how the company plans to tackle technical failure and budget issues.

Internal Security, Space To Take Importance In Future, According to IESA

In an interview with Defenseworld.net, M.N. Vidyashankar, President, IESA (India Electronics & Semiconductor Association) talked about the pitfalls in India's domestic defense industry and how FDI will allow India to harness better capabilities.

The Future of Passive Radars

In an email interview with Defenseworld.net, an Airbus Defense and Space official explains how the newly developed Passive Array Radars work, the demonstrators and the overall market for this technology.

Demilitarization: A Growing Business Opportunity

Unexploded mines, ordnance and hidden caches of weapons are one of the most terrifying relics leftover at the end of conflicts and wars.

India's USD 1 Billion Relationship With Israel

Since becoming the single largest defence customer accounting for almost half of the Israeli military sales worldwide, the Indo-Israel relationship has become crucial to both countries, since India has increased its dependency on Israel for sensitive high tech cooperation..

Sustained Defense Procurement Foreseen In Indonesia

Ever since the US lifted a six year arms embargo against Indonesia following a political settlement in the Aceh province ending years of repressive rule and human rights abuse, Jakarta has become the most sought-after country in South East Asia for arms sales.

Sustained Defense Procurement Foreseen In Indonesia

The report details equipment ordered over the last five years, equipment inducted and follow on orders.

UAE Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Over the last two decades, the UAE has been steadily developing its armed forces with large purchases of infantry combat vehicles.