Northrop Grumman awarded USD 482m contract for common infrared countermeasures

Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the US Army has awarded the company a contract with a potential value of USD 482 million for Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) systems and support services, the company said.

The award expands CIRCM production and strengthens the logistics support infrastructure necessary to support the program as it moves toward full rate production. The initial task order is for USD 82.8 million.

CIRCM is a lightweight system that uses laser energy to defend aircraft against infrared threats. Its modular, open systems architecture allows it to be integrated with systems and sensors to address current and emerging threats.

Northrop Grumman´s infrared countermeasures systems have been installed on more than 1,500 aircraft, representing more than 80 different aircraft types, including large and small fixed-wing, rotary wing and tilt-rotor platforms.

Northrop Grumman is a global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide.