Northrop Grumman Focuses on Global ISR Capabilities at Aero India 2013

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LONDON,  Feb. 2, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)
will highlight its industry-leading range of capabilities in intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) including airborne early warning and
control systems for maritime reconnaissance and unmanned aerial vehicles, at the
Aero India 2013 exhibition and air show.

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Aero  India, organised by the Defence Exhibition Organisation, takes place at
Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru,  India,  Feb. 6-10. The Northrop Grumman
exhibit is at stand number E1.14 in exhibition hall E.

"ISR capability is critical to effective homeland security and our leadership in
multiple-domain ISR strongly positions Northrop Grumman to help create solutions
for  India's defence modernisation," said  Mary Petryszyn, vice president,
International, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "We are excited to offer our
core capabilities to advancing Indian naval, military and homeland security
priorities."  

The Northrop Grumman exhibit will showcase the company's world-leading
capabilities in airborne early warning and control including the E-2D Advanced
Hawkeye.

The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye programme couples a newly designed electronically
scanned radar with a matching suite of sensors, avionics, processors, software
and displays to provide the most technologically advanced command and control
capability available worldwide. The AN/APY-9 radar, with a two-generation leap
in capability, is the backbone of this aircraft and provides greater flexibility
and significantly improved detection and tracking over all terrains. To date,
Northrop Grumman has delivered nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to the U.S.
Navy. The programme completed Initial Operational Test and Evaluation in 2012
and Initial Operational Capability in the U.S. Navy fleet is on schedule for
2015.  

An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye crew workstation and flyable cockpit simulator will be
included on the exhibit stand to demonstrate the benefits of the E-2D for
military and civil applications.  India  is among the first countries for which
the Advanced Hawkeye capability has been approved by the U.S. government.

The company's airborne surveillance capabilities will be highlighted with the
MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft and the lighter-than-air Long Endurance
Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV).  

Triton is a maritime version of the combat-proven Global Hawk unmanned aircraft
system. Developed for the U.S. Navy, Triton can fly missions for 24 hours at
altitudes more than 10 miles, allowing the system to cover vast areas of ocean
and coastal regions. The Navy developed its future concept for maritime patrol
using Triton in conjunction with the P-8 Poseidon, a manned surveillance
platform that has also been purchased by the Indian Navy. Northrop Grumman
produces the AN/ALQ-240(V)1 Electronic Support Measures system, the early
warning self-protection system, and the embedded global positioning and inertial
navigation system for the P-8A.

Northrop Grumman is developing the LEMV long-endurance hybrid airship system for
the U.S. Army. This system is designed to be optionally manned, providing the
flexibility to operate with or without a crew onboard and offers persistent
surveillance with reconfigurable payloads to meet emerging multimission needs.
The first fight of the LEMV was successfully completed in  August 2012.  

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative
systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber security, C4ISR, and
logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Please visit  www.northropgrumman.com  for more information.

SOURCE  Northrop Grumman Corporation


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Kirsti.dunn@ngc.com, or Ken Beedle (London), +44 207 747 1910 (office), +44 7787
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