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A Few Good CH-53Es To Get Missile Warnings

 - June 19, 2007, 3:42 AM

The U.S. Marine Corps has chosen Northrop Grumman’s directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) system for its CH-53E helicopters in a $19.7 million deal. It will be the first application of the company’s two-color infrared missile warning sensor system coupled with its mini-pointer/tracker assembly, forming a DIRCM suite to protect the CH-53Es from threat missiles. The deal includes delivery, installation, field evaluation and maintenance of 50 DIRCM shipsets.