South Korea requests LAIRCM FMS
The US has approved a possible foreign military sale of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) systems to the Republic of Korea at an estimated cost of $141 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 16 November.
South Korea has requested the sale and installation of AN/AAQ- 24(V) LAIRCM systems for up to four A330 Multi-Role Tanker and Transport aircraft.
Each of the LAIRCM system consists of three Guardian laser terminal assemblies, six AN/AAR-54 ultra-violet missile warning system sensors, one LAIRCM system processor replacement, one control indicator unit replacement, one smart card assembly, one high capacity card, user data memory card, and spares.
Ancillary equipment, training, and support is also included in the request.
Korea has requested the LAIRCM system to defend and protect its future aerial refuelling and troop transport platforms.
If the sale goes ahead the principal contractor will be Northrop Grumman.
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