Friday, February 1, 2013

Northrop Grumman Delivers CIRCM System to U.S. Army Ahead of Schedule

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) HAS Delivered the first of eight Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) missile defense systems to the U.S. Army two months ahead of schedule.

Northrop Grumman successfully completed acceptance testing with the Army on the first CIRCM suite of equipment and a full hardware Delivered set. This testing, system performance Which Confirmed, size, weight and power compliance, was completed two months ahead of schedule and validates the Northrop Grumman Offering as able and mature.

The system was Delivered under a $ 31.4 million contract to Technology Demonstration economic development of the next generation of aircraft survivability equipment to defend helicopters against man-portable air-defense systems and other heat-seeking ammunition. The system is now scheduled to enter testing reliability.

"With the growing proliferation of infrared terrorism threats, it is more significant than ever our troops That Have effective protection from missiles thesis," Said Jeffrey Palombo, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems Division. "This early delivery Confirms the maturity of our CIRCM solution and is an significant step Toward getting this technology into the field. We will make sure That our CIRCM system performs beyond the Army's expectations and Remains ready to address Evolving Threat contingencies at a moment's notice. '

CIRCM is a lightweight, low-cost, highly reliable, laser-based countermeasure system designed to work with missile warning systems for rotary wing, tilt-rotor and small fixed-wing aircraft across the military services. Northrop Grumman is Developing icts with solution partners icts SELEX Galileo and Daylight Solutions.

Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in directional Infrared Countermeasures system design and manufacture. The company's Infrared Countermeasures Systems Have Been installed on more than 800 aircraft Representing 50 different aircraft types, Including wide 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, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to business and government customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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