Rockwell Collins to provide optics assemblies for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 24 April 2008. Northrop Grumman Corp. in Los Angeles has selected Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to provide optical assemblies for the Miniature Pointer Tracker (MPT) used in the Northrop Grumman Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 24 April 2008.Northrop Grumman Corp. in Los Angeles has selected Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to provide optical assemblies for the Miniature Pointer Tracker (MPT) used in the Northrop Grumman Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system.

This MPT can defend a wide range of aircraft from an infrared missile attack by automatically detecting a missile launch, determining if it is a threat, and activating a high-intensity system of pulsed lasers to track and defeat the threat by confusing its guidance head.

This Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is worth as much as $66 million from 2008 through 2010. For more information contact Rockwell Collins online at www.rockwellcollins.com.

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