BAE Completes Technology Development Programme for US Army's CIRCM Programme

BAE Completes Technology Development Programme for US Army's CIRCM Programme image
May 30, 2015 | Source: army-technology.com

BAE Systems has successfully completed the technology development bridge programme in the competition for the US Army's common infrared countermeasure (CIRCM) programme.

The milestone was undertaken as part of a one-year, $11m contract awarded by the army to enable further development following the two-year, $38m CIRCM technology demonstration (TD) phase deal secured by the company in February 2012.

During the bridge programme, the company implemented an action plan designed to ensure that CIRCM provides the army with same reliability performance it realised in its current BAE-built common missile warning system (CMWS), and the laser-based advanced threat infrared countermeasures (ATIRCM) system.