CIRCM - Common Infrared Countermeasures
Advanced Missile Protection That’s Battle-Tested
We believe that the mission doesn’t end until our warfighters get home safely. Northrop Grumman’s solution defends against emerging missile threats of today and tomorrow. Our Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) solution utilizes the most advanced laser and pointing technology to protect warfighters against advanced infrared missiles.
CIRCM is a lightweight, highly reliable infrared countermeasure system is compatible with rotary wing, tiltrotor and small fixed wing aircraft. This affordable solution interfaces with existing aircraft survivability equipment and uses open architecture to support future growth.
Within two years of full-rate production, CIRCM has delivered its 500th shipset and achieved over 25,000 operational flight hours across the AH-64, CH-47 and UH-60.
CIRCM: Reliable, Ready and Affordable
Designed specifically to protect rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft from IR missiles, our solution is built on open architecture to work with existing hardware, simplifying upgrades and lowering lifecycle costs.
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, investment, and over a million flight hours. With Northrop Grumman, high-level protection comes with low risk.
In the News
A Very Close Look At The Anti-Missile System That Will Equip 1,500+ US Army Helicopters
Northrop Grumman-built Common Infrared Countermeasure Systems Approved by US Army for Early Fielding
Major protector of aircraft achieves Initial Operational Capability
Northrop Grumman Awarded Full-Rate Production Contract for Common Infrared Countermeasure Systems
Northrop Grumman Common Infrared Countermeasures System Ready for Full-Rate Production
Northrop Grumman Common Infrared Countermeasure Systems Enters Operational Testing
Northrop Grumman Receives Common Infrared Countermeasures Contract with $482 Million Ceiling
Ft. Hood Black Hawk aviation crews test new Army aircraft survivability system (U.S. Army)
US Army Common Infrared Countermeasure System Ready for Production