Northrop Grumman's Electronics Sensors and Systems Division has successfully completed its Design Verification Test which was crucial to clinching final budget approval for its missile warning sub-system.
The test validated the capabilities of the Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) missile warning sub-system which is based on its Passive Missile Approach Warning System.
The sub-system supplies the missile detection, classification, and angle-of-arrival information required by the DIRCM (AN/AAQ-24(V)) system.
Completion of this test milestone was the final criteria for US Special Operations Command approval to release DIRCM production funding for critical long-lead material.
Source: Flight Daily News