Northrop Grumman selected for CIRCM
Northrop Grumman has announced that the US Army has awarded it a contract for the Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) Technical Demonstration (TD) programme to develop the next generation of aircraft survivability equipment to defend helicopters against man-portable air-defence systems and other heat-seeking munitions. The contract is worth $31.4 million.
CIRCM is a lightweight, low cost, highly reliable, laser-based countermeasure system designed to work with missile warning systems for rotary-wing, tilt-rotor and small, fixed-wing aircraft across the military services.
Under the terms of the programme, Northrop Grumman and its industry partners, SELEX Galileo and Daylight Solutions, will deliver eight sets of test hardware in addition to three full ship sets for the Army's 21-month research, development, test and evaluation programme that will include reliability testing, missile jamming tests and flight tests on an Army platform.
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