$31.2M for Installation of LAIRCM on 15 C-17s & 25 more UnitsJul 11, 2005 02:45 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Corp. in Long Beach, CA received a $31.2 million firm-fixed-price contract modification. This negotiation definitizes P00042, an undefinitized contractual action (UCA) for the incorporation of the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures (LAIRCM) on 15 C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft. The contract also included additional changes.
The Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system includes detectors and crew warning systems, and automatically uses a modulated laser beam to jam incoming threats without crew intervention. These units are furnished to the C-17 manufacturer Boeing Co. as government furnished equipment.
Negotiations added three additional LAIRCM units, which were identified in the UCA as unpriced not-to-exceed options. Twenty-two additional LAIRCM units also were negotiated as a part of this contract change resulting from additional LAIRCM funding from the President’s fiscal 2005 supplemental defense budget. The total number of LAIRCM units procured under this change is 40 (15+3+22). The commodity procured in this change is the aircraft installation hardware such as wiring harnesses and support structure, and the installation labor.
Negotiations on this contract were completed June 2005, and work will be complete by January 2007. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8614-04-C-2004, P00066).
See also Military Aerospace Technology: Protecting the Big Birds