USAF contracts NGC for infrared countermeasure system supportNews
June 17, 2020
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has won an order to provide Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems and support to the U.S. Air Force. The $151.3 million award was received as part of an existing indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.
The LAIRCM system is designed to defend domestic and international aircrews by detecting, tracking, and jamming incoming infrared threats. The system automatically counters advanced infrared missile systems by directing a high-intensity laser beam into the missile seeker.
Under this latest order, Northrop Grumman will aim to provide systems to support upgrades, modifications, and production installations on a number of aircraft including the C-17, HC/MC-130J, KC-46, P-8, CH-53K, C-37, and head of state aircraft.
According to the company, Northrop Grumman’s IRCM systems are installed on more than 1,500 aircraft of more than 80 types worldwide.