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LAIRCM for Germany’s VIP Jet Fleet

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Luftwaffe Challenger VIP(click to view full) On Sept 30/10, the US DSCA announced [PDF] Germany’s official request to buy 6 AN/AAQ-24v Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures Systems (LAIRCM) defensive systems, to equip its 2 Airbus A319CJs, and 4 Bombardier Challenger 601 VIP jets. The estimated cost is $146 million, and the prime contractor will be the Northrop Grumman Corporation in Rolling Meadows, IL. Germany already uses LAIRCM systems on its transport fleet, so implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Germany. If a contract is negotiated, the order could include up to 5 Control Interface Units, 4 System Processors, 32 AAR-54 Missile Warning Systems, and 8 Small Laser Transmitter Assemblies; plus Operation Flight Program software, installation support, some requested modifications, support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documents, repair and return, depot maintenance, training and training equipment, and other forms of U.S. Government and contractor support.

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