The company will deliver 110 sensors and upgrade 200 processors for integration onto large aircraft for the Department of the Navy’s Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system.
Warfighters will use a single sensor for missile warning, laser warning, and hostile fire detection, said Carl Smith, vice president of infrared countermeasures programs.
This $25.5 million contract builds on a previous $35 million contract the company received in 2011 to develop upgrades.
Advanced Threat Warning components detect heat-seeking missiles, small arms fire, medium-caliber machine gun fire, anti-aircraft artillery, unguided rockets and laser-guided weapons.
Aircrews use information from ATW sensors to avoid threats and send information offboard.
The company says the sensors integrate with onboard displays including threat warning indicators, multifunction displays and helmet-mounted displays.
More than 700 U.S. military aircraft across the Defense Department use the Northrop-made DoN LAIRCM system, according to the company.