Northrop Grumman Working on Missile Warning Systems to Protect Helicopters

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) will provide infrared missile warning systems (IRMWS) and processors to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in support of medium and heavy lift helicopter fleets.

The contract is worth $80 million and provides access to areas  previously denied due to threat conditions.

“Protecting vulnerable, rotor-wing aircraft during this era of irregular warfare is paramount, ” said Carl Smith, vice president of infrared countermeasures for Northrop Grumman’s Land and Self Protection Systems Division. “Our system allows more versatility on the battlefield while helping to protect our men and women in uniform.”

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