Navy Orders Laser-Based Missile Warning System From Leonardo DRS for Electro-Optical Helicopter Defense

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June 23, 2020 | Originally published by Military & Aerospace Electronics on June 17, 2020

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – Airborne missile warning experts at Leonardo DRS in Melbourne, Fla., will provide the U.S. Navy with engineering models of the AN/AAQ-45 Distributed Aperture Infrared Countermeasure (DAIRCM) system under terms of a $120 million contract announced last week.

Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., will provide nonrecurring engineering to design, develop, integrate, and test engineering development models and production-representative models of weapons replaceable assemblies for the AN/AAQ-45.

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