Northrop Grumman's LAIRCM
system protects aircrews by automatically detecting, tracking and jamming incoming infrared threats.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the US Department of Defense, in a press statement said: aACoeThe Government of India has requested to buy two Self-Protection Suites (SPS) consisting of AN/AAQ 24(V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM
), ALQ-211(V)8 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS), and AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) to protect two Boeing-777 Head-of-State aircraft.aACA[yen]
According to the notification, India had requested to buy two SPS consisting of AN/AAQ 24(V) N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM
), ALQ-211(V) 8 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) and AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) to protect two (2) Boeing-777 Head-of-State aircraft.
Caption: Northrop Grumman's LAIRCM
is to equip the Luftwaffe's Global Express-5000 aircraft used to transport dignitaries.
Decoy and countermeasure systems like the ALE-50 and LAIRCM
will be needed to defeat an antisatellite missile's terminal guidance sensors and protect targeted spacecraft from being destroyed by counterspace batteries that continue to function despite suppression efforts.
SSDS, SSGN Conversion, and T-45TS) Plus initial reports on three programs + 23,604.9 (LAIRCM
, MRAP, and SBSS BIO) December 2007 Adjusted (93 programs) $ 1,642,973.5 Changes Since Last Report Economic $ 0.0 Quantity -4,376.8 Schedule -198.4 Engineering 0.0 Estimating + 427.5 Other 0.0 Support -402.3 Net Cost Change $ -4,550.0 June 2008 (89 programs) $1,642,568.6 Current Estimate Program ($ in Millions) EA-6B ICAP Increment III $ 1,053.8 GPS (Global Positioning System) IIIA 4,002.3 IDECM (Integrated Defensive 746.0 Electronic Counter-measures) JCA (Joint Cargo Aircraft) 4,087.8 Total $9,889.9 * Note: Quantity changes are estimated based on the original SAR baseline cost-quantity relationship.
Using supplemental funding for the global war on terrorism the US Air Force (USAF) is continuing its efforts to outfit more of its transport aircraft with the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter-measures (LAIRCM
(large aircraft IR countermeasures) could be adapted for commercial aircraft on time to meet the DHS schedule, for a price of $1 million per aircraft, said Jack Pledger, director of business development at Northrop Grumman Defensive Systems Division.
Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM
) system, chosen by the US Air Force to protect its transport aircraft from the threat of heat-seeking missiles, has successfully completed live missile fire tests and has entered low rate initial production.
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $3.6B indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for large aircraft infrared counter measures, or LAIRCM
, equipment and support.