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Qatar requests LAIRCM systems from US government

25th September 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale of AN/AAQ-24(V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) systems to Qatar.

The Qatar government has requested two AN/AAQ-24(V)N LAIRCM systems to protect two 747-800 Head-of-State aircraft, in a package worth $86 million.

Also included in the package are 12 Guardian Laser Turret Assemblies, seven LAIRCM System Processor Replacements, 23 Missile Warning Sensors, Control Indicator Unit Replacements, Smart Card Assemblies, High Capacity Cards, and User Data Memory cards. Spares, engineering and technical support are also included.

The prime contractor will be Northrop Grumman if the sales goes ahead.

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