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US approves possible LAIRCM self-protection suites sale to India

07 February 2019

The US State Department on 6 February approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of two Boeing 777 Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) Self-Protection Suites (SPS) to India for roughly USD190 million, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).

India requested to buy two SPS consisting of a Northrop Grumman AN/AAQ 24(V)N LAIRCM, a Harris ALQ-211(V)8 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS), and a BAE Systems AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) to protect two Boeing 777 Head-of-State aircraft.

This potential sale would include 12 Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies AN/AAQ-24 (V)N, with six installed and six spares. It would also include eight LAIRCM system processor replacements (LSPR) AN/AAQ-24 (V)N, with two installed and six spares.

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