CIRCM – Common Infrared Countermeasures

CIRCM – Common Infrared Countermeasures

Missile Protection That’s Both Advanced And 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. With over a million operating hours in theatre, our dependable, adaptable IRCM systems have already been tested and proven in the harshest wartime conditions.

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CIRCM: Reliable, Ready and Affordable

Designed specifically to protect rotary wing and medium fixed wing aircraft from IR missiles, our solution 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.

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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.

CIRCM – Path to Full-Rate Production Timeline

In the News

aircraft infrared-guided anti-aircraft missile threat protection system

Northrop Grumman Awarded Full-Rate Production Contract for Common Infrared Countermeasure Systems

aircraft infrared-guided anti-aircraft missile threat protection system

Northrop Grumman Common Infrared Countermeasures System Ready for Full-Rate Production

CIRCM is a lightweight countermeasure system that uses laser energy to defend aircraft against infrared threats

Northrop Grumman Common Infrared Countermeasure Systems Enters Operational Testing

Northrop Grumman Receives Common Infrared Countermeasures Contract with $482 Million Ceiling

The role of Northrop Grumman in the Middle East CIRCM is a lightweight countermeasure system that uses laser energy to defend aircraft against infrared threats

US Army Common Infrared Countermeasure System Ready for Production


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