Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Northrop Grumman Awarded Navy Contract to Study Air and Missile Defense Radar Concepts

Northrop Grumman Awarded Navy Contract to Study Air and Missile Defense Radar Concepts
July 28, 2009

LINTHICUM, Md. – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $10 million firm-fixed price U.S. Navy contract to analyze and provide system concept studies for the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), a next generation radar system planned for the U.S. Navy's CG(X) and Future Surface Combatant platforms.

"Northrop Grumman's unique approach on AMDR results from
applying our proven active electronic scanned array technology
developed for airborne and surface based platforms, as well as recent
advancements demonstrated on a large S-Band aperture and the Ground/Air
Task Oriented Radar program," says Steve McCoy, vice president of the
Advanced Concepts business unit for the company's Electronic Systems
sector. "As a premier supplier of active radars for the U.S. Department
of Defense, our modular, open architecture approach to the AMDR
provides the ability to scale to multiple ship classes and protect our
fleet for the next forty years."

Designed as a scalable, multi-mission radar system, AMDR is
comprised of an X-band, S-band and Radar Suite Controller (RSC). The
AMDR is intended to provide unprecedented situational awareness to
easily track and detect ballistic missiles in high clutter

Northrop Grumman is a leading integrator of shipboard
electronics. The corporation has delivered more than 500 S-Band radar
systems and is currently the supplier on a large S-Band aperture for
the Navy.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology
company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products,
and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace, and
shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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