BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has wrapped up a 12-month bridge program with $11 million in fundsg to further the development of the U.S. Army's countermeasure program.
The Common Infrared Countermeasure System is a modular laser-based technology intended to protect Army aircraft from infrared guided missiles, BAE Systems Inc. said Wednesday.
Terry Crimmins, vice president and general manager of survivability and targeting solutions at BAE Systems Inc., said the company and the Army delivered a prototype that helped to reduce engineering manufacturing and development risks.
BAE applied the same action plan used for the Army's existing missile warning and threat IR countermeasures systems to the CIRCM program during the technology development phase.
The Army is scheduled to award a 26-month contract for the engineering manufacturing and development and delivery of 21 CIRCM systems in late 2015.