By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Defense & Aerospace Business -- CIRCM is BAE Systems' next-generation integrated aircraft survivability and protection solution, designed to protect the U.S. Army and Navy helicopter fleets from existing and evolving infrared-guided threats. Since BAE Systems was awarded a contract to compete in the CIRCM technology demonstration phase in 2012, the company has met or surpassed every program milestone including the early delivery of initial units and successful contractor-led testing. The configuration provided at the PDR is the same configuration that the U.S. Army will test later this year, which is a further testament to the systems' effective development.
BAE Systems tests and evaluates its CIRCM systems in its Worrell/Weeks Aircrew Protection Center. This unique $20 million state-of-the-art facility enables rigorous analysis and integration of aircraft survivability equipment in an operationally representative environment. The CIRCM systems leverage the expertise of BAE Systems' talented team and the company's rich heritage, which includes more than 40 years of threat management experience and the fielding of more than 15,000 infrared and electronic countermeasures systems worldwide.
Additional information regarding BAE Systems' threat management solutions can be found at www.baesystems.com/threat-management. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20131021006001/en/
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