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Northrop Grumman KC-135 LAIRCM Generation 3 Order

Library image of a LAIRCM module attached to the underside of a KC-135R Stratotanker [USAF: Tech Sgt Samantha Mathison]

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $16.5 million order for KC-135 LAIRCM (Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures) Generation 3 Pods.


US DoD Contract Notice, Arlington VA, 10 January 2024: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, was awarded a $16,497,388 firm-fixed-price delivery order for the KC-135 Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) Generation 3 Pods.

This effort supports the production of the LAIRCM pod for the KC-135 aircraft. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and is expected to be completed by March 23, 2026. This contract was a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2022 National Guard and Reserve Equipment Appropriations funds in the amount of $16,497,388 are being obligated at time of award.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.


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