Northrop Grumman Showcases Key Capabilities at Singapore Air Show 2008

LONDON, February 13 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will display a wide range of its key capabilities and programmes at the Singapore Air Show, including unmanned aerial vehicles, airborne early warning and control systems, fire control radars and infrared countermeasures.

The air show will take place at the New Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore 19 - 24 February.

"We are strongly committed to our Asian customer base, and Singapore is an important market in which we have considerable capabilities to offer," said John Brooks, president Northrop Grumman International Inc. and vice-president business development for Northrop Grumman's Integrated Systems sector. "Our capabilities across the company are well matched to meeting the region's growing defence and aerospace requirements."

Among the exhibits featured in the Northrop Grumman pavilion will be an E-2 Hawkeye airborne warning and battle management system crew workstation and flyable cockpit simulator aimed at demonstrating maritime reconnaissance.

Also highlighted will be Northrop Grumman's 737 airborne early warning and control, multi-role electronically scanned array (MESA) radar capabilities.

Presentations and models of the AN/APG-68(V)9 mechanically scanned fire control radar, and the AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar will also be present. Northrop Grumman will also be revealing the newest addition to its collection of AESA fire control radars.

Other programmes available for viewing will be the directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM); AN/APR-39B(V)2 suite of integrated sensors and countermeasures (SISCM); the joint threat emitter (JTE); the LITENING advanced airborne targeting and navigation pod; the Longbow Apache helicopter and Hellfire missile system; and the Viper Strike precision strike munition.

The MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV) and RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance unmanned system will also be featured.

Northrop Grumman's Italian subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Italia, will be 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 US, Europe and Asia and are fitted to the Eurofighter Typhoon, the Tornado and BAE Systems Hawk.

Northrop Grumman has well established relationships with Singapore and other countries in the region, supporting a variety of both defence and civil programmes for more than 20 years. In 2007, Northrop Grumman was awarded a contract to integrate its AN/APN-241 low-power colour weather and navigation radar on the C-130 aircraft for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).

The company has offices across the Asia and Asia Pacific region: Seoul, Korea; Tokyo; Taipei, Taiwan; Singapore; New Delhi; and Canberra, Australia.

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.

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Source: Northrop Grumman Corporation

Ken Beedle,
Rene Freeland,
both of Northrop Grumman Corporation

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