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(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that BAE Systems in Nashua has been selected by the U.S. Army for a competitive contract worth $38 million to expand their work on the Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) system. BAE has worked on the development of countermeasure equipment for several years, and this contract will provide a long-term investment for the company to continue its strong efforts.

“Today’s announcement is terrific news for BAE and all of their employees, who have been providing our Armed Forces with cutting-edge military technology for years,” said Shaheen. “This contract will mean quality jobs for New Hampshire and will allow BAE to continue their excellent work developing innovative technology that keeps our nation secure.”

“This decision is a validation of our technology and commitment, and of our 30 years’ experience delivering this type of technology,” said Bill Staib, director of BAE Systems’ Survivability & Targeting Solutions business. “‘Our motto is ‘We Protect Those Who Protect Us’ and that’s really what this achievement boils down to. Our employees are completely dedicated to that mission, and it shows in the reliability and sustainability of our products that ultimately bring our servicemen and servicewomen home safely.”

Designed by the U.S. Department of Defense, the CIRCM system is designed to disrupt heat-seeking missiles. The devices are lightweight, low-cost and one of the military's most effective methods of defending against anti-aircraft systems.