$68.6M for LAIRCM Protection Systems
In an earlier article, DID covered the LAIRCM system for protecting large transport aircraft from shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles. Now Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Rolling Meadows, IL is receiving a $68.6 million firm-fixed-price contract modification to provide for AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM system hardware as well as the associated system support, spares, training, and installation support for 12 Air National Guard, 9 Air Force Reserve Command, and 4 Federal Aviation Administration aircraft. Northrop Grumman will also provide AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM system hardware to field the LAIRCM Lite configuration for a trial install on an Air Mobility Command C-5B Galaxy aircraft.
Negotiations were completed May 2005, and work will be complete by June 2007. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (F33657-01-C-2093, P00080).