Northrop Grumman awarded a $99 million contract to provide hardware and technical support to integrate its Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (DoN LAIRCM) on combat aircraft for the US Navy and Air Force.
“Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded $99,518,631 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0026) to exercise an option for procurement of hardware and technical support to integrate the Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (DoN LAIRCM) on combat aircraft for the Navy and Air Force,” the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday.
DoN LAIRCM functions by automatically detecting a missile launch, determining if it is a threat, and activating a high-intensity laser-based countermeasure system to track and defeat the missile.
Hardware for this procurement includes weapon replaceable assemblies and support equipment, 302 advanced threat warning sensors, 41 control indicator units, 41 - 2103 signal processors, 82 guardian laser transmitter assemblies (GLTA), 82 GLTA shipping containers, 16 multi-role electro-optical end-to-end test sets, and 14 smart connector assemblies, the release states.
Work is expected to be completed in April 2019.