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Limited-scope services for research, development and evaluation for its Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program

August 26, 2014



Contract Awarded for Limited-scope services for research, development and evaluation for its Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program

Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems were awarded $10 million and $8 million deals, respectively. Work for the contracts is expected to be completed on March 14, 2015.

The program is looking to develop an active infrared laser-based countermeasure to protect U.S. military helicopters and aircraft from IR guided missiles such as man portable air defense systems, according to the Army.

CIRCM is designed to track incoming missiles and fire a multiband heat laser to intercept and jam the missile, according to an Army release. Comprising a pointer and tracker unit, IR laser and system processor, the new system will be incorporated with a missile warning system and an Improved Countermeasure Dispenser.

CIRCM is expected to replace older and heavier systems like the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures, and is intended to be a lightweight, modular and low-cost solution, allowing it to be equipped across more platforms than its predecessors. Possible platforms for CIRCM include Apaches, Chinooks, Black Hawks and their variants.

Contractor name : JV OF NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION AND BAE SYSTEMS, INC.



Contractor address : Northrop Grumman Corporation

2980 Fairview Park Drive

Falls Church,

VA 22042



Implementing agency : OWNER:

U.S. Army

1600 Spearhead Division Ave.,

Dept 700 Fort Knox,

KY 40122-5600

United States

url: http://www.goarmy.com



Country :United States

Url : http://www.northropgrumman.com


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