NATO looks to protect C-17 fleet
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency is looking to equip its C-17 aircraft with Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) systems under a foreign military sale with the US government.
Under a potential deal worth $33.5 million, NATO has requested components including 14 Guardian laser transmitter assemblies and six LAIRCM System Processor Replacements.
Supporting materiel includes contractor spares, consumables, support equipment, technical data, aircraft installation, flight test, certification, publications and training to upgrade the AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM system on three of NATO's C-17 aircraft.
The C-17s represent NATO's Strategic Airlift Capability, under which 12 participating nations pool resources for maximum airlift capabilities.
If it goes ahead, the prime contractor for the sale will be Northrup Grumman.
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