Northrop Grumman wins US deal for DoN LAIRCM system

Northrop Grumman has won a US$115 million contract from the US Navy to integrate the latest version of its Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (DoN LAIRCM) system onto American military aircraft.

The DoN LAIRCM system defends aircraft against surface-to-air infrared missile threats.

Northrop Grumman will also continue to provide support and maintenance for the battle-proven DoN LAIRCM systems that are currently installed on both rotary and fixed wing aircraft of the US military.

Northrop Grumman will also install DoN LAIRCM systems on military aircraft owned by US allies.

Bob Gough, Vice President, Navigation, Targeting and Survivability, Northrop Grumman, said: “The DoN LAIRCM award signifies Naval Air System Command’s continued confidence in Northrop Grumman’s 50 years of expertise in missile warning and infrared countermeasures systems.

“We remain fully committed to delivering this life-saving capability to our warfighters,” Gough added.

One of the most advanced aircraft survivability equipment available, Northrop Grumman’s DoN LAIRCM system provides maximum aircraft and aircrew survivability.

The system automatically counters advanced infrared missile systems by detecting, tracking and jamming the threat with a high-intensity laser beam.

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