Northrop Grumman Receives $146 Million U.S.A.F. Order for Large Aircraft Countermeasures

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Northrop Grumman Receives $146 Million U.S.A.F. Order for Large Aircraft Countermeasures
LAIRCM defeats missiles by directing a laser beam into their infrared seeker.

Northrop Grumman will install an upgraded Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) system that includes the new Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) on aircraft and helicopters under a $146 million order from the U.S. Air Force.

The award is part of an existing contract to Northrop Grumman for LAIRCM upgrades, modifications and installations on a wide range of aircraft, including the C-17, C-5, C-130J, P-8, CH-53K, KC-46 and platforms operated by international customers.

Northrop Grumman’s family of LAIRCM countermeasures protect large aircraft by detecting, tracking and jamming incoming infrared threats. It defeats threats by directing a high-intensity laser beam into the eye of the fast-moving missile’s infrared seeker.

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