Northrop Grumman has received a $3.6 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity award for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure systems and support from the US Air Force.

Under the contract, the US Air Force may issue task or delivery order awards up to the ceiling amount specified in the contract. Work under the contract is set to conclude in 2025. The initial task order is $2.4 million for logistics support services.

Northrop Grumman’s LAIRCM system works by detecting, tracking and jamming incoming infrared threats without the need for user intervention.

“This new IDIQ award extends Northrop Grumman’s multi-decade support of successful aircrew protection provided by our infrared countermeasure systems, and demonstrates our customer’s confidence in LAIRCM’s ability to address the rapidly changing threat environment,” said Bob Gough, vice president, land and avionics C4ISR division, Northrop Grumman.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Wow looks a bit like a type 10 phaser array mounted under a Galaxy class starship. Those who follow star-trek will know what I mean. We seem to be advancing very quickly with our technology these days.
    Live long and prosper folks at UKDJ

    • Pathetic. Do you really think that your tiny little under-armed fleet with its puny type 10 phaser arrays would be any match for the mighty ships of the Klingon empire?

      [ Does the above qualify me as the first ever Klingon troll on this site 🙂 ]

      I do know exactly what you mean though, I’m a big Star Trek fan and I see it too although being pedantic I think that thing at the front of the cylinder section on a Galaxy class starship was the main deflector dish rather than a phaser array.

      Qapla’!

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