LONDON, February 19 /PRNewswire/ --
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) continues to grow its international business in remote control vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) with recent sales of its Revolution vehicles across the Asia and Asia Pacific regions.
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Northrop Grumman designs, engineers and manufactures a range of remote control EOD vehicles through its subsidiary, Remotec, and has provided Revolution vehicles to armies throughout the region including in Singapore, Nepal and New Zealand and in one of the largest orders received to date, a fleet of 43 Revolution vehicles to the Indian Ministry of Defence. The company's Andros mid-sized remote control vehicle has been selected as the vehicle of choice for ensuring security at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and has been provided to Korea and Taiwan.
"These recent international successes are the result of practical experience gained over three decades and demonstrates that Northrop Grumman vehicles are the equipment of choice in the international EOD market," said Wendy McGowan, UK managing director for Northrop Grumman Remotec.
The Revolution vehicles are part of a range of bomb disposal robots manufactured by the company and sold throughout the world. The Revolution vehicle has a 360 degree continuous turret, extended manipulator arm reach of 3.5m and a lift capacity of up to 150kg. It can be used for EOD, surveillance and border control applications.
Northrop Grumman's Remotec business is based in Coventry, UK, and Clinton, Tenn., US and is an industry leader in developing and manufacturing hazardous-duty robotic systems for police, military and industrial applications worldwide.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a US$32 billion global defence 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.
Web site: http://www.northropgrumman.com
Ken Beedle of Northrop Grumman Corporation (London), +44-207-747-1910, cell, +44-7787-174092, Ken.email@example.com