23 June 2014
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) said it has been awarded a USD238m modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract from the US Air Force to provide hardware and support for the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) system.
Critical to the safe return of troops abroad, LAIRCM automatically detects a missile launch, determines if it is a threat and activates a high-intensity laser-based countermeasure system to track and defeat the missile.
Under the terms of the contract modification, Northrop Grumman will deliver additional transmitters, missile warning sensors, processors, lasers, control interface units and supporting equipment to the Air Force through April 2016.
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