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BAE Systems Submits Proposal to Protect US Troops Against Infrared Threats

By Juliet Van Wagenen | November 18, 2014
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The Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) system
The Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) system. Photo: BAE Systems

[Avionics Today 11-18-2014] BAE Systems has submitted a proposal for the U.S. Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program. CIRCM is a lightweight, low-cost and modular laser-based aircraft system, designed to protect U.S. rotary and fixed-wing aircraft from infrared guided missiles.

The Army’s current missile warning system is BAE Systems’ Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), which is responsible for detecting and declaring an infrared threat.

 “The submission of our CIRCM proposal is the latest offering in our more than 40 years of experience with infrared countermeasures, delivering critical aviation survivability equipment to our armed forces,” said Bill Staib, director of threat management solutions at BAE Systems. “We are leveraging the company’s extensive expertise to submit a proposal for a next-generation aircraft survivability solution, which would protect U.S. military aircraft and troops from existing and evolving infrared-guided threats.”

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