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Northrop Grumman to supply navigation systems to USAF

14th February 2014 - 09:03 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Northrop Grumman will supply embedded global positioning/inertial navigation systems (EGI) to the US Air Force (USAF) under a contract announced on 13 February. The order forms part of an IDIQ contract that covers the supply of the company’s fibre-optic gyro-based navigation systems to the USAF, US Navy, Army, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps.

This latest order will see Northrop Grumman supply and sustain the systems for the USAF. This includes platform integration, modernisation, flight test and technical support, training, depot repair and spares.

The company’s embedded GPS/inertial navigation systems include a range of products, such as the LN-251 and LN-260. These systems have been designed with a fully integrated, tightly coupled GPS inertial design for high accuracy, in addition to open, modular architecture for greater adaptability. The LN-251 is the smallest, lightest navigation-grade EGI in its class.

Bob Mehltretter, vice president, Navigation and Positioning Systems, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, said: ‘We are offering the highest performance technology at very affordable prices. Additionally, this contract gives customers the flexibility to respond to emerging needs, leading to greater mission effectiveness and the best value.’

Northrop Grumman’s IDIQ contract has a potential value of up to $200 million through to December 2018. As well as covering supply to US forces, it covers US government foreign military sales, including a first order in support of EGI sales to Iraq and Thailand.

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