USAF taps Northrop for GPS/INS systems

Feb. 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM
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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has tapped Northrop Grumman to provide and sustain global positioning/inertial navigation systems for U.S. military and allied aircraft.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity award for fiber-optic gyro-based navigation systems has a potential value of as much as $200 million and features provisioning of platform integration, modernization, flight test and technical support, training, depot repair and spares for its EGI.

The contract provides for ordering of embedded equipment and/or services through December 2018. Foreign military sales deals for EGI sales to Iraq and Thailand are provided for under the contract.

"We are offering the highest performance technology at very affordable prices," said Bob Mehltretter, vice president, Navigation and Positioning Systems, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. "Additionally, this contract gives customers the flexibility to respond to emerging needs, leading to greater mission effectiveness and the best value."

Northrop Grumman offers a variety of embedded GPS/inertial navigation systems, including the LN-251 and LN-260 which feature a fully integrated, tightly coupled GPS inertial design for superior accuracy and open, modular architecture for greater adaptability.

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