Northrop Grumman Corp. has delivered the first of eight Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) missile defense systems to the U.S. Army two months ahead of schedule. The company completed acceptance testing with the Army on the first CIRCM suite of equipment and delivered a complete hardware set. This testing, which confirmed system performance, size, weight, and power (SWaP) compliance, validates the Northrop Grumman offering as capable and mature. CIRCM is a lightweight, reliable, laser-based countermeasure system designed to work with missile warning systems for rotary wing, tilt-rotor, and small fixed-wing military aircraft. Northrop Grumman is developing its solution with partners SELEX Galileo and Daylight Solutions.