Daylight Solutions Completes Laser Delivery to U.S. Army for Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) Technology Development Program

Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:00am EDT

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Daylight Solutions Completes Laser Delivery to U.S. Army for Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) Technology Development Program

Daylight Solutions, Inc. (www.daylightsolutions.com) announced today the company has completed all deliveries of their Solaris™ Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL)-based systems to the U.S. Army through its partner, Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Electronic Systems sector, in support of the U.S. Army’s CIRCM program.

Completing the laser deliveries on time, on budget, and fully compliant further validates Daylight’s leadership as the provider of QCL-based solutions to the Defense market for military applications.

“Daylight Solutions remains committed to both Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Government in its delivery of best in class laser systems for aircraft survivability and soldier protection,” said Dr. Timothy Day, CEO for Daylight Solutions. “Daylight continues to rapidly transition new technologies into ruggedized systems, providing enhanced capabilities for the warfighter.”

The CIRCM program is a Major Defense Acquisition Program that will develop the next generation of aircraft survivability equipment to defend aircraft against man portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and other heat seeking munitions. According to the U.S. Army, CIRCM will “provide the sole acquisition of future laser-based countermeasure systems for all rotary-wing, tilt-rotor, and small fixed wing aircraft across the Department of Defense.”

Daylight Solutions and its wholly owned subsidiary Daylight Defense, LLC, have leveraged their core technology in QCL modules to create multiple versions of its JammIR™ line of products. The company’s modular approach allows for high flexibility, reducing the cycle-time from design to deployment, while providing significant improvements in reliability and lifetime over existing technologies.

Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in Directional Infrared Countermeasures systems with IRCM installations on over 800 aircraft, including large and small fixed-wing, rotary-wing and tilt-wing platforms.

About Daylight Solutions

Daylight Solutions develops molecular detection and imaging systems for use in scientific research, life sciences, industrial process control, and defense applications. The company is the world leader in mid-infrared laser based solutions, with a line of broadly tunable and fixed wavelength laser sources and sensors that utilize mid-infrared spectroscopy.

www.daylightsolutions.com.

About Daylight Defense

Daylight Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daylight Solutions, manufactures high power mid-infrared laser based systems for defense and homeland security applications. The company provides mid-wave (MWIR) and long-wave (LWIR) thermal laser pointers, sensors for stand-off detection of explosives and chemical agents, and high power illuminators for infrared countermeasures, thermal imaging, and aiming. Daylight Defense is the world leader in military systems based on quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology.

About Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

The statements contained in this news release are not purely historical and contain forward looking information and statements. These include statements regarding the Company's expectations, intentions, or strategies regarding future matters. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information available to the Company on the date released.

Daylight Solutions, Inc
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