LONDON, April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation is participating in the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officers (BAPCO) annual conference and exhibition where it will showcase its integrated communications and information systems capabilities and advanced technology solutions for the first responder community and public safety agencies.

BAPCO takes place from 20-22 April 2010 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London and is the premier event in Europe focused on current and emerging technologies for civil contingency response, business continuity and communications and information management.

Our range of advanced technologies from secure broadband wireless networks to computer-aided dispatch systems and biometric information scanning puts Northrop Grumman at the forefront of national security and public safety communications, said Sir Nigel Essenhigh, chief executive of Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector in Europe. The capabilities we have on display at BAPCO demonstrate our expertise in the integration of complex information systems and the tangible benefits that are available now to the emergency services and front line users.

Northrop Grumman will highlight its mobile wireless broadband expertise and the operational benefits of delivering secure mobile broadband data to emergency services and front line policing. This will be demonstrated by transmitting live streaming video from remote and local cameras over a wireless high speed data path to mobile devices including tablet PCs. This capability is based on the company's New York City's public safety wireless broadband network and the successful UK trials of transmitting broadband mobile data held in collaboration with Sussex Police and the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA). The demonstration will include Northrop Grumman's unmanned ground vehicle Caliber which will provide a live video feed from a camera mounted on its manipulator-arm.

Northrop Grumman's mobile biometric data capture and information search capability for rapid identity management will also be on display. BioTRAC is a compact electronic mobile scanning system integrated with a ruggedized laptop computer which enables the biometric capture of fingerprints, face, iris and voice together with rapid biometric matching capabilities. Captured biometric information can be sent to local policing databases as well as national and international repositories. Livescan Lite is also a mobile biometric system for electronically capturing finger and palm print images and demographic data. The devices allow real-time searching of the UK's national biometric and fingerprint database on the system known as IDENT1. Livescan Lite is currently used by police forces throughout England and Wales to provide fingerprint identification services outside of the normal police station custody environment, such as during major sporting events, providing significant operational benefits.

The company's Command Point computer-aided dispatch application will also be featured. Northrop Grumman has been awarded the contract to provide the computer-aided dispatch system for the London Ambulance Service to handle emergency calls and ambulance movements. It is designing, developing and will implement the new system, which will be fully operational to support the London Ambulance Service during the 2012 London Olympics.

Featured also will be Northrop Grumman's leading capability in tactical command and control systems based on the software application Command and Control for the PC (C2PC). Presentations will be available showing surveillance and intelligence solutions based on the core capabilities provided by the Integrated Tactical Command and Control system (I-TaCCS) a land, sea and air and dismounted soldier-based C4I solution.

Northrop Grumman has more than 50-years of experience designing, integrating, and operating some of the world's most complex and secure communications and information systems. It provided the core systems integration for the UK's Airwave service, the secure digital radio network used by the emergency and public safety services and is delivering New York City's public safety wireless broadband network. The company has also implemented large-scale computer-aided dispatch systems in seven out of the ten largest cities in the U.S., including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Northrop Grumman operates from a number of locations in the UK providing avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, unmanned ground systems, C4ISR solutions and mission planning, airport security, aircraft whole life support, IT systems and software development.

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.

SOURCE: Northrop Grumman Corporation

CONTACT: Ken Beedle of Northrop Grumman Corporation, +44-207-747-1910,+44-7787-174092,