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fixed wing:

USAF

AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM full scale deployment, large aircrafts
TADIRCM for fighters https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/systems/tadircm.htm today status?

USN
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM, large aircrafts, P-8A ect

SOCOM
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM on the C-130 family

USMC
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM on the C-130 family

rotor wing:

US Army

CIRCM (I want to know the JETDS identifier) - near future
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM- very limited on the AH-64 in Iraq/Syria urgent requirements
AN/ALQ-212 ATIRCM - limited only CH-47 in Iraq/Afghanistan

USAF
AN/AAQ-45 DAIRCM on the Hawk family, near future
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM - V-22

USN
AN/AAQ-45 DAIRCM on the MH-60S/R, near future

USMC
AN/AAQ-45 DAIRCM - on the AH-1Z and UH-1Y, near future
AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM - H-53 platform and V-22

SOCOM
AN/AAQ-45 DAIRCM for MH-6, on test
 
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Navy's DAIRCM ongoing efforts - AH-1Z, UH-1Y, MH-60S/R limited deployment under urgent operational requirements, and be complete in Q2 2019

final delivery:
300 USMC helicopters
397 Navy helicopters

unclassified unclassified - dacis
 
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DAIRCM for SOCOM

Provides a low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) IRCM capability suitable for the A/MH-6 Mission Enhanced Little Bird with potential use on the MH-60 and MH-47 aircraft. The IRCM program will leverage the Department of Navy developed Distributed Aperture Infrared Countermeasure System by integrating and testing a complete lightweight IRCM systems to include a missile warning system and countermeasure capability. The IRCM program includes development of an infrared exhaust suppressor for the A/MH-6. The A/MH-6 is the only tactical aircraft in the SOF inventory without protection from infrared guided and other advanced Man Portable Air Defense missiles.

FY 2019 Plans: Continue qualification testing of missile warning and lightweight IRCM systems for the A/MH-6 aircraft.
FY 2020 Base Plans: Completes development and begins qualification testing of infrared exhaust suppressor for the A/MH-6 aircraft. Continues qualification testing of missile warning and lightweight IRCM systems.

https://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/Documents/defbudget/fy2020/budget_justification/pdfs/03_RDT_and_E/12_0400_SOCOM_PB2020.pdf
 

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USAF paid Sikorsky Aircraft to integrate AN/AAQ-45 DAIRCM into new CSAR HH-60W helicopters


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DRS Advanced ISR LLC, Beavercreek, Ohio, has been awarded a $34,551,637 requirements contract for installation of the Distributed Aperture Infrared Countermeasures (DAIRCM) system on 30 HH-60G aircraft in support of Joint Urgent Operational Need Statement (JUONS).


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first photo CIRCM system on the fleet aircraft:



The latest countermeasures designed to improve Army aircraft survivability were tested here by helicopter aircrews based out of Fort Hood, Texas.

Soldiers from the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment belonging to 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, with Fort Hood, Texas' 1st Cavalry Division deployed to Redstone Test Center to fly UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter equipped with Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM).

 
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Very cool stuff. Surprised by seeming lack of interest in installing on AH-64 on big scale and on smaller jets, including strike ones. Seems quite opposite to russian efforts on that field.
 

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I know it's there, but, as was written earlier, in quite limited numbers.
 

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The US Army has awarded two separate contracts worth $724 million combines, to Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems to add Infrared Countermeasure Capabilities.
While Northrop won $481.6 million for CIRCM Quick Reaction Capability 3, BAE Systems was awarded $242.2 million for systems engineering, integration, logistics, and other technical support services for the OT-225 ATIRCM and the AN/AAR-57(V) Common Missile Warning System, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.


ATIRCM still alive
 

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Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) - Program costs increased $1,629.9 (+53.4%) from $3,052.4 million to $4,682.3 million, due primarily to a quantity increase for

A-Kits from 3,373 to 3,642 (+269)
B-Kits from 1,076 to 1,781 (+705)


The system consists of a permanently installed A-Kit and a modular B-Kit.

The A-Kit contains wiring and harnesses that are installed on an aircraft in a process that can take several hundred hours.
The B-Kit, which weighs 85 pounds, contains a pointer/tracker unit, laser and system processor unit, and can be installed on an A-Kit equipped plane in a matter of hours
 
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