Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Common Infrared Countermeasures
Origin: United States of America
Daylight Solutions, Northrop Grumman* and SELEX Galileo (*) lead contractor
Parent System: CIRCM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: ?
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Description: The US Army Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) rotary-wing aircraft survivability equipment has been designed to provide protection against incoming man-portable surface-to-air missiles and other heat-seeking munitions. Northrop-Grumman, Daylight Solutions and SELEX Galileo were responsible for developing and manufacturing the new protection system. The system incorporates an open architecture and a Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) to blind incoming missiles. The CIRCM will be integrated onto the US Army, US Navy and Marine Corps helicopters. The first CIRCM set was delivered in October 2016 and is expected to enter service in 2017.
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