Thursday, February 11, 2010

Northrop Grumman Highlights Industry Leading Security Capabilities for India at DefExpo 2010

Northrop Grumman Highlights Industry Leading Security Capabilities for India at DefExpo 2010
February 11, 2010

NEW DELHI, -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will be participating at DefExpo 2010 where it will highlight its range of industry-leading capabilities in airborne early warning and control systems for maritime reconnaissance, fire control radars, unmanned aircraft systems, coastal surveillance and marine navigation, and ships.

The land and naval systems show DefExpo will be held at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 15-18 Feb., 2010. It is organised by the Defence Exhibition Organisation, Ministry of Defence. Northrop Grumman will be exhibiting in Hall 14.

"India is an important market for Northrop Grumman and with core competencies and proven capabilities in unmanned systems and airborne early warning and control we are ready to meet the country's current and evolving homeland security priorities," said John Brooks, president Northrop Grumman International Inc. and vice-president of business development for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector. "Our focus is to link together and network all of these systems to create solutions that respond to India's requirements for a coordinated national defence structure. We look forward to showing how our products and capabilities can help India achieve its defence modernization objectives."

Among the exhibits on display will be Northrop Grumman's world leading capabilities in airborne early warning and control. Featured will be the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and the multi-role electronically scanned array (MESA) radar.

The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye programme has enhanced the E-2 mission system by providing a new more powerful radar and avionics system to create an advanced AEW&C capability. An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye crew work-station and flyable cockpit simulator will be included among the exhibits to demonstrate the benefits of the E-2D for military and civil applications. India is among the very first countries for which the Advanced Hawkeye capability has been released.

The MESA surveillance radar is an advanced airborne surveillance sensor and provides peninsular protection enabling sophisticated air-to-air and maritime coverage and integrated friend-or-foe identification. A computer demonstration of MESA capabilities and scale model of the array will be available for viewing.

Also on display will be a model of Northrop Grumman's AN/APG-80 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the F-16IN Super Viper multi-role fighter aircraft.

Northrop Grumman's airborne surveillance capability will also be highlighted with a model of Fire Scout, the Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System (VUAS) multi-role UAV on display. Fire Scout has recently deployed initially with the U.S. Navy.

The company's latest generation of navigation and ship control technology will be highlighted. The Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT provides a highly integrated, fully networked suite of marine radar and electronic charting systems designed to form the backbone of the modern ship's integrated bridge. In addition to the standard suite, Northrop Grumman will feature its integrated platform management solution as part of the VisionMaster FT defence offering.

Other programmes available for viewing will be models of directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM); the LITENING advanced airborne targeting and navigation pod; the mine warfare mission system Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS); and the Joint Multi-mission Expeditionary Craft (JMEC) that demonstrates the company's scalable network-centric warfare C4I system for high-speed boats capable of operating in locations from high-seas to the most challenging inland waterways.

Northrop Grumman's capabilities in maritime security for military and civil applications will be featured with the Harbour and Coastal Security (HCS) system being highlighted. HCS integrates off-the-shelf computers, communications, and sensors with sensor processing and Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) databases to provide a flexible, standards-based command and control system supporting layered, multi-agency, maritime security and safety operations. HCS can easily be adapted and scaled for shore based, off shore, or shipboard use.

Also available for viewing will be the Dismounted Computer System (DCS), a multi-processor computer system capable of operating two different Operating Systems simultaneously designed for installation in military vehicles and the Soldier Link System, a lightweight wearable communications system for ground forces.

The company will also be promoting its LPD San Antonio-class Amphibious Warfare and Transport ship and the International Patrol Frigate, a versatile warship based on the multi-mission National Security Cutter currently operated by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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


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