ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation will be participating at the Defense Sensors Technology Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE where it will highlight its wide range of industry-leading capabilities in electronic warfare (EW) interoperability and EW's contribution to the overall surveillance picture among its airborne early warning and control systems.

The conference organized by Tangent Link will be held at the Abu Dhabi Officer's Club on 29-30 June 2010. Northrop Grumman is the principal VIP sponsor.

Brigadier General Saeed Obaid Al-Kaabi, Chief of Staff of the combined UAE Armed Forces said, The aim of this inaugural EW conference is to focus on the needs of the EW and intelligence community and to offer an opportunity for industry to demonstrate its advanced technical solutions; solutions that might well have a practical application for the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates as it seeks to build and develop its joint C4ISR capabilities, and in particular EW architecture. I am delighted that a prestigious company such as Northrop Grumman has agreed to support the event as the principal VIP sponsor and look forward with great interest to a challenging two day conference and one that I hope will lead to a better and more productive engagement with industry.

This event in association with the UAE Armed Forces will be held to discuss operational considerations in EW sensor exploitation, intelligence production and information dissemination.

The UAE represents an important partnership for Northrop Grumman and we recognize the country's changing needs particularly in electronic warfare and homeland defence, said Jerry Spruill, director, AEWC International Programs, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector. The 21st century battle space has dramatically changed and electronic warfare is a vital element in staying one step ahead of the threat. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye's robust capabilities provide access to the battle space, degrade the enemy's capability to attack, and, most importantly, save lives.

Northrop Grumman's Steve Goldfein, director of Strategic Analysis and Douglas Raaberg, director of Business Development for Air Force Air National Guard Programs will address the conference on EW interoperability and integration into the ISTAR picture based. The conference address will focus on the company's world-leading capability in airborne early warning and control (AEWC) the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program has modernized the E-2 weapon system by providing a new, more powerful radar and other avionics systems to create an advanced AEWC. The EW capabilities of the E-2D contribute to both the tactical target identification and critical threat data collection.

Northrop Grumman has had an active presence in the Middle East for more than a decade with its regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and has well-established partnerships with the UAE and other countries in the region in support of a variety of defence and civil programmes. In 2008, the company further expanded its industry footprint by opening an office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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. Please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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