CIRCM set for operational tests next month

By Jaspreet Gill / May 29, 2019 at 9:35 AM
The Army is scheduled to begin operational testing next month on a new infrared system that would protect aircraft from incoming missiles. The system, the Common Infrared Countermeasure, is a laser-based infrared countermeasure system for rotary-wing, tiltrotor and small fixed-wing aircraft that would replace the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures system. Operational testing is set to begin in June on kits A and B of the system and would include flight testing, cybersecurity testing, laboratory testing and free-flight missile testing, according...

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