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Army Selects Northrop for Common Infrared Countermeasure Program Support

Northrop CIRCMThe U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to continue its engineering and manufacturing work for the Common Infrared Countermeasure program under a $35.37 million firm-fixed-price hybrid contract.

Northrop will perform work in Illinois through Oct. 28, 2017, the Defense Department said Friday

CIRCM is an infrared laser-based countermeasure system that works to protect aircraft from infrared-guided missiles and engage man-portable air defense systems, the Army said.

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