CIRCM - Common Infrared Countermeasures

In the News: US Army Common Infrared Countermeasure System Ready for Production


We believe that the mission doesn’t end until our warfighters get home safely. Northrop Grumman’s CIRCM solution defends against emerging missile threats of today and tomorrow. With over a million operating hours in theatre, our dependable, adaptable IRCM systems have already been tested and proven in the harshest wartime conditions.

Reliable, ready and affordable

CIRCM by Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman's CIRCM solution. U.S. Army photo.

Designed specifically to protect rotary wing and medium fixed wing aircraft from IR missiles, our CIRCM offering is built on open architecture to work with existing hardware, simplify upgrades, and keep lifecycle costs low.

Our solution uses a compact pointer/tracker, a lightweight COTS processor and advanced Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology for greater reliability and scalability.

The proven team

Northrop Grumman is leading the way in laser DIRCM. We have installed systems on over 80 aircraft types – more than 1,500 individual rotary and fixed wing aircraft in total.

We've been protecting warfighters against infrared threats for more than 50 years, with a track record of innovation and investment in IRCM technologies. With Northrop Grumman, high-level protection comes with low risk.