Northrop Gets $132M US, Int’l Large Aircraft IR Countermeasures Tech Integration Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) received a potential two-year, $132.3M contract to help integrate counter-missile systems onto aircraft for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army as well as the governments of Norway and U.K. under the foreign military sales program.

The undefinitized contract action covers the procurement of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures hardware along with systems engineering, analysis and technical support, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

LAIRCM components include infrared and advanced threat warning sensors, signal processors, memory cards, international association cards and various weapon replaceable assemblies.

Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity and will obligate $42.38M at the time of award.

Thirty-four percent of work will take place in Rolling Meadows, Ill., and the rest in other locations within the continental U.S.

Work is scheduled to occur through June 2021.

Northrop will also provide LAIRCM program support through a separate $3.60B contract the Air Force awarded in December. The company recently secured Milestone C approval from the Pentagon to commence production of countermeasure pods for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft.

The autonomous system is designed to track and counter threats from infrared guided missiles.

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