Northrop Grumman Highlights Global Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities at Australian International Air

      Northrop Grumman Highlights Global Intelligence, Surveillance and
       Reconnaissance Capabilities at Australian International Air Show

PR Newswire

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 21, 2013

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman
Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight a range of its key capabilities and
programmes at the Australian International Air Show, including unmanned
aircraft systems; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); radars
and sensor systems; and infrared countermeasures.


The air show takes place at Avalon Airport, Geelong, Australia, Feb. 26-March
3. Northrop Grumman's exhibit in the U.S. pavilion is at 3C 12 in Hall C and
the company's business centre is located on the flight line at N11. In
addition, a full-scale Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) model can be seen
in the outside display area at EN-E3.

"Northrop Grumman is committed to providing affordable capabilities in C4ISR,
unmanned systems, cybersecurity and logistics that will allow the Australian
Defence Force to carry out vital operations in country and overseas," said
David Perry, corporate vice president and chief global business development
officer, Northrop Grumman. "We have a well-established presence in Australia,
and continue to build broad partnerships with industry and educational
institutions to help us grow a strong defence and security enterprise. The
Australian International Air Show provides us with an excellent opportunity to
showcase the breadth of our capabilities and our industry leadership."

Northrop Grumman's airborne surveillance capability will be highlighted with
models of the Triton UAS and Fire Scout unmanned helicopter display.

"Triton is an ideal high-altitude unmanned aircraft system for Australia. The
system can fly missions for 24 hours at altitudes of more than 10 miles,
allowing the system to cover vast areas of ocean and coastal regions. It is
also an ideal national security asset, capable of performing a wide array of
civilian roles, such as responding to natural disasters, bushfires,
environmental monitoring and drug interdiction in addition to its considerable
military capabilities," said Perry.

Triton is a derivative of the combat-proven Global Hawk unmanned aircraft for
maritime surveillance. Its unique suite of sensors allows the multimission ISR
system to provide a continuous on-station presence for some of the most
demanding surveillance missions. The system's radar, known as the
Multi-Function Active Sensor, allows the Triton to monitor a full 360-degree
field of view – spotlighting a geographic area of interest for longer periods
to increase the system's capability to detect smaller targets.

Fire Scout is designed to accommodate a variety of sensor payloads to provide
unprecedented situational awareness and precision targeting support. The
system is deployed on U.S. Navy frigates and in Afghanistan providing ISR to
maritime and ground commanders.

Northrop Grumman will also highlight its work as a principal member of the
Lockheed Martin-led F-35 Lightning II industry team. The company performs a
significant share of the work required to develop and produce the aircraft. In
addition to producing the F-35 centre fuselage, Northrop Grumman also designed
and produces the aircraft's radar and other key avionics, including the
electro-optical distributed aperture system (DAS) and communications

The AN/AAQ-37 DAS is a high-resolution, omnidirectional infrared sensor system
that provides advanced spherical situational awareness capability, including
missile and aircraft detection, track and warning capabilities for the F-35.
Imagery is provided to cockpit displays and to the F-35 pilot's helmet-mounted
display system for night navigation.

Northrop Grumman also develops mission systems and mission planning software
for the aircraft; leads the team's development of pilot and maintenance
training system courseware; and manages the team's use, support and
maintenance of low-observable technologies.

Also on display will be the APR-39, which acts as a radar warning receiver and
a controller for an aircraft's electronic warfare survivability suite, capable
of integrating with and displaying data from a wide variety of sensors. APR-39
provides rapid identification and continuous 360-degree threat warning.

Highlighted in the exhibit will be Northrop Grumman's role in the EA-18G
Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft, a derivative of the
combat-proven, two-seat F/A-18 Hornet. Northrop Grumman is the principal
subcontractor and is responsible for design and production of the shipset –
the centre/aft fuselage section, twin vertical tails and all associated
subsystems – for the single-seat F/A-18E, the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet,
as well as for the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft.

Other programmes available for viewing will be large aircraft infrared
countermeasures (LAIRCM) for transport and refueling aircraft. The LAIRCM
system is an active countermeasure that defeats the threat missile guidance
system by directing a high-intensity modulated laser beam into the missile
seeker. In addition, the LAIRCM system automatically counters advanced
infrared missile systems with no action required by the crew. The pilot is
simply informed that a threat missile was detected and jammed.

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 for more information.

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