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Northrop Grumman Showcases Advanced Homeland Defence Capabilities at Aero India 2009 news
09 February 2009

Northrop Grumman Corporation will highlight its range of key capabilities including airborne early warning and control systems for maritime reconnaissance, fire control radars and unmanned aerial vehicles at the Aero India 2009 exhibition and air show.

Its German subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF, will also be  displaying its navigation systems for land vehicles, sensors for weapon stabilisation, inertial guidance systems for missiles and AHRS / navigation systems for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft in the German pavilion in Hall C at stand C26.5.

Aero India, organised by the deffence ministry, takes place at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, India, from 11 February to 15 February 2009. Northrop Grumman will be exhibiting in Hall E at stand number E24.

"India represents an important market in Asia for Northrop Grumman's industry-leading technologies and capabilities and we recognise India's changing needs particularly in homeland defence," said John Brooks, president Northrop Grumman International Inc. and vice-president business development for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector.

"Our capabilities across the company are well matched to meeting India's growing aerospace, defence and national security requirements."

Among the exhibits on display will be a Northrop Grumman's world leading capabilities in airborne early warning and control. Featured will be the E-2 Hawkeye and 737 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C), multi-role electronically scanned array (MESA) radar.

An E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning and battle management system crew workstation and flyable cockpit simulator aimed at demonstrating maritime reconnaissance will be on display.

Also on display will be a model of Northrop Grumman's AN/APG-80 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the F-16IN Super Viper multi-role fighter aircraft.

The Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle will also be featured.

Other programmes available for viewing will be models of directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM); the LITENING advanced airborne targeting and navigation pod; and the Longbow Apache radar and Longbow Hellfire missile system.

The company will also be promoting its LPD San Antonio-class Amphibious Warfare and Transport ship and the International Patrol Frigate, a versatile warship based on the multi-mission National Security Cutter currently operated by the US Coast Guard.


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Northrop Grumman Showcases Advanced Homeland Defence Capabilities at Aero India 2009