Air Force awards LAIRCM contract to Boeing

by: Matthew Potter
February 25, 2008

Category: Boeing, Contract Awards, production program, U.S. Air Force | RSS 2.0

Boeing won a contract to buy and install Large Aircraft Infra-Red Countermeasures (LAIRCM) systems on US Air Force aircraft. These would go on tankers and transports and provide protection against heat-seeking missiles. While no aircraft has recently been attacked in Iraq or Afghanistan there remains the chance that it will be. Forbes.com article on this is here. The contract is worth $77 M.

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