LONDON, July 11 /PRNewswire/ --
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will display its wide range of industry leading capabilities and programmes at the Farnborough Airshow, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), airborne early warning and control systems, fire control radars and infrared countermeasures.
Additional information about Northrop Grumman's Farnborough activities is available on the Web at http://www.northropgrumman.com/farnborough2008/.
The airshow will take place at Farnborough Airfield 14-20 July. Around 1,500 exhibiting companies from 35 countries are expected to attend the show together with 270,000 visitors. This year Farnborough Airshow celebrates the 60th anniversary of the airshow at Farnborough and the 100th anniversary of the first successful sustained, powered flight in the UK made from Farnborough in 1908.
Northrop Grumman's exhibit pavilion and open air static display area will include UAVs. The MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle and the RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance unmanned system, including the marine version selected by the U.S. Navy for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System programme, will be featured. Full sized models of Global Hawk, Fire Scout and the Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator will be on display.
Also featured in the exhibit pavilion will be the KC-45A aerial refuelling tanker. Earlier this year, the U.S. Air Force selected a Northrop Grumman-led team to provide the new tanker, which will be based on the highly-successful Airbus A330 commercial airframe.
Displays including models of the AN/APG-68(V) 9 mechanically scanned fire control radar, and the AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) will also be present. Northrop Grumman will also be revealing the newest addition to its collection of AESA fire control radars.
Also highlighted will be Northrop Grumman's 737 airborne early warning and control, multi-role electronically scanned array (MESA) radar capabilities.
Other programmes available for viewing will be the directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM); the LITENING advanced airborne targeting and navigation pod; and the Longbow Apache helicopter and Longbow Hellfire missile system.
In addition, Northrop Grumman will demonstrate using TouchTable technology how a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) can be created by interconnecting a diverse array of scientific data from instruments and systems for monitoring and forecasting changes in the global environment. The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) will also be featured. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA Ames Research Center to build LCROSS, which will search for water and water-bearing compounds at the lunar South Pole.
Northrop Grumman's Italian subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Italia, will be present at Farnborough, displaying a full range of its state-of-the-art fibre optic navigation systems, including the LISA-200, the Navex family of attitude heading reference systems and LN 251 / LN 270 high accuracy inertial navigation systems. These are in service on aircraft platforms in the U.S., Europe and Asia and are fitted to the Eurofighter Typhoon, the Tornado and BAE Systems Hawk.
Northrop Grumman in the UK operates from primary locations at Fareham, Chester, Coventry, New Malden, Peterborough, RAF Waddington and Solihull, providing avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, robotics, C4I solutions and mission planning, aircraft whole life support, IT systems and software development.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a 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.
Ken Beedle, +44-207-747-1910, or +44-7787-174092, Ken.email@example.com