BAE Systems’ Infrared Countermeasures Continue to Deliver in Design Review

  BAE Systems’ Infrared Countermeasures Continue to Deliver in Design Review

AUSA 2013

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NASHUA, N.H. -- October 21, 2013

BAE Systems continues to demonstrate its threat management leadership through
the successful completion of its Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM)
systems Preliminary Design Review (PDR). With the conclusion of the PDR — a
key step in the development of the next-generation solution — to date, BAE
Systems has now met or exceeded every technology development milestone put
forth by the U.S. Army.

Common Infrared Countermeasure completes Preliminary Design Review. (Photo:
BAE Systems)

Common Infrared Countermeasure completes Preliminary Design Review. (Photo:
BAE Systems)

“The maturity of our CIRCM system extends far beyond what would typically be
expected at a Preliminary Design Review,” said Bill Staib, director of Threat
Management Solutions at BAE Systems. “With more than 14,000 hours of test data
on production representative hardware, this milestone feels a lot more like a
Critical Design Review than a PDR.”

CIRCM is BAE Systems’ next-generation integrated aircraft survivability and
protection solution, designed to protect the U.S. Army and Navy helicopter
fleets from existing and evolving infrared-guided threats. Since BAE Systems
was awarded a contract to compete in the CIRCM technology demonstration phase
in 2012, the company has met or surpassed every program milestone including
the early delivery of initial units and successful contractor-led testing. The
configuration provided at the PDR is the same configuration that the U.S. Army
will test later this year, which is a further testament to the systems’
effective development.

BAE Systems tests and evaluates its CIRCM systems in its Worrell/Weeks Aircrew
Protection Center. This unique $20 million state-of-the-art facility enables
rigorous analysis and integration of aircraft survivability equipment in an
operationally representative environment. The CIRCM systems leverage the
expertise of BAE Systems’ talented team and the company’s rich heritage, which
includes more than 40 years of threat management experience and the fielding
of more than 15,000 infrared and electronic countermeasures systems worldwide.

Additional information regarding BAE Systems’ threat management solutions can
be found at www.baesystems.com/threat-management.

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Paul Roberts, +1 603-885-4504
paul.a.roberts@baesystems.com
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