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Northrop Grumman to provide Guardian assemblies and transmitters to USN

18th August 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation has issued a maximum $19.69 million delivery order, on behalf of the USN, to Northrop Grumman Mission Systems for Guardian laser transmitter assemblies and countermeasure transmitters.

Work will take place in Illinois with a scheduled completion date of 14 August 2022.

The Guardian Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) was developed to product airliners and large aircraft against IR-guided missiles, principally SAMs fired from MANPADS.

Northrop Grumman used military technology from its AN/AAQ-24 DIRCM in the Guardian’s architecture. This included the AN/AAR-54 missile approach warning system, processor, integration unit and Small Laser Transmitter Assembly turrets.

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