Army releases CIRCM B-Kit RFI

By Jaspreet Gill / January 15, 2020 at 1:13 PM

The Army is seeking information from industry for Common Infrared Countermeasure B-Kit production.

The CIRCM is the service's replacement for the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures System that would protect aircraft from incoming missiles. The system consists of A-Kits and B-Kits, which include both hardware and software components of the system.

A Jan. 13 Army notice states the service is looking for sources to produce "two lasers, two pointer trackers and one system processing unit and the associated software and firmware" for the B-Kit. The kits will be integrated with an installed A-Kit "on potentially all rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft," according to the notice.

The service expects to award one or more contracts for B-Kit production hardware and logistics as well as system engineering support services. The contract will also include repair, fielding logistics and software improvements for a period of five years.

The notice states the effort "includes interim contractor logistics support for recurring Continental United States/Outside Continental United States support, priority support and system rest and repair requirements for the CIRCM systems."

Responses are due Jan. 27.