Northrop Grumman's CIRCM System tested on Black Hawk chopper

29 August 2014

Northrop Grumman Corp.´s (NYSE: NOC) common infrared countermeasures system recently completed another round of US Army testing by demonstrating its capabilities on a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.

The flight test was conducted at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, by the Redstone Test Center. The Northrop Grumman CIRCM system was subjected to rigorous conditions over a six-week period, after which the company said it successfully completed the entire government-designed test plan. The system demonstrated its effectiveness under intense aircraft environments that included turns, banks, gunfire, flares, clutter, multiple shots, rotor blades and engine exhaust. It also demonstrated its performance capabilities against captive missile seekers.

The Northrop Grumman CIRCM system is a lightweight laser-based countermeasure system. Using an open architecture approach, it is designed to integrate and operate with legacy and emerging missile warning systems for rotary wing, tilt-rotor and small fixed-wing aircraft across the military services. Northrop Grumman is developing its solution with partners SELEX ES and Daylight Solutions. Northrop Grumman´s infrared countermeasures systems have been installed on more than 850 aircraft representing 55 different aircraft types, including large and small fixed-wing, rotary-wing and tilt-wing platforms.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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