NATO to upgrade AWACS countermeasures

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NATO to upgrade AWACS countermeasures

Post by wildbill » Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:37 pm

CHICAGO, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- NATO is upgrading anti-missile countermeasures capabilities aboard 17 of its AWACS planes, it was announced Monday.

Northrop Grumman said its Defensive Systems Division in Illinois received a $104.6 million contract to equip the NE-3A command-and-control planes with its Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) systems starting next year.

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