Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today a firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force.
The defense contractor will provide Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems and support.
Under the $334 million contract Fairfax county-based Northrop Grumman will have until April 2014 to provide the Air Force with LAIRCM technology that will automatically detect a missile launch. Once detected as a threat, the LAIRCM system will activate a high-intensity laser to track and destroy the missile.
"Aircraft survivability equipment is essential to protecting our warfighting customers serving abroad," stated