Northrop Highlights Global Security Capabilities at the Dubai Airshow 2009

LONDON: Northrop Grumman Corporation is participating in the Dubai Airshow 2009 where it will highlight its global security capabilities and programs, including its world leading expertise in airborne early warning and control systems, fire control radars and infrared countermeasures.
The Dubai Airshow 2009, the foremost aerospace event in the MiddleEast, will take place at the Airport Expo Dubai adjacent to Dubai International airport, from 15-19 November.
Northrop Grumman will be exhibiting at stand E200 in the East Hall,and the company's chalets are at A49 and A50. The mini-pavilion B8 islocated in the static display area.

"As a leader in the aerospace and defence industry, Northrop Grummanremains distinct in being able to combine innovative technologies and business practicesthat address broad mission and enterprise capability requirements,"said Jim Pitts, corporate vice president and president of NorthropGrumman's Electronic Systems sector. "Our core technologies and investment strategies provide practical solutions that help assure military superiority, confront irregular warfare challenges and secure the commons."
Northrop Grumman offers many opportunities to help the UAE. Thecompany has had an active presence in the Middle East for more than adecade with its regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and has wellestablished partnerships with the UAE and other countries in the regionin support of a variety of defence and civil programmes. In 2008, thecompany further expanded its industry footprint by opening an office inRiyadh, Saudi Arabia.
"Our core competencies are strongly aligned with the current and evolving global securitypriorities of our customers, including cyber security and intelligence,surveillance, and reconnaissance," said John Brooks, vice president of international business developmentfor Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector and president ofNorthrop Grumman International Inc. "Northrop Grumman providesunmatched surveillance capabilities, with clear strengths in unmannedand airborneearly warning technologies. Our customers in the MiddleEast demand the best, and it's our challenge to continue to meet andexceed their expectations."
Among the exhibits on display will be Northrop Grumman's world leading capabilities in airborne early warning and control. Featured will be the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and 737 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C), multi-role electronically scanned array (MESA) radar.
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye programme has modernized the E-2 weaponsystem by providing new, more powerful radar and other avionics systemsto create an advanced AEW&C capability. In coordination with theU.S. Navy, an E-2C Hawkeye will be on static display, and an E-2Hawkeye multi-media exhibit that showcases the benefits of the E-2D formilitary and civil applications will also be on display in the NorthropGrumman exhibit stand.
The MESA surveillance radar is an advanced airborne surveillancesensor and provides peninsular protection enabling sophisticatedair-to-air and maritime coverage and integrated friend-or-foeidentification. A computer demonstration of MESA capabilities and scalemodel of the array will be available for viewing.
Also highlighted will be Northrop Grumman's industry leadingunmanned aircraft expertise. A full-sized model of the MQ-8B Fire Scoutcan be viewed in a mini-pavilion in the static display area. The FireScout is a Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System(VUAS) multi-role UAV that can carry various payloads, which provideunprecedented situational awareness and precision targeting support,ideal for land and navy forces.
Models of the F-16AN/APG-68(V)9 mechanically scanned fire control radar, directionalinfrared countermeasures (DIRCM) and the Longbow Apache radar andLongbow Hellfire missile systems will also be on display.
Additionally on static display will be a U.S. Air Force and U.S. ArmyE-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS).Northrop Grumman's E-8C is the most advanced targeting and battlemanagement system in the world. As an airborne battle management andcommand and control (C2) platform, the Joint STARS system conductsground surveillance, enabling commanders to develop an understanding ofthe enemy situation, and to support attack operations and targeting.
The company's Italy-based subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Italia willdisplay its state-of-the-art fibre-optic navigation systems. This willinclude the LISA-200, the Navex family of attitude heading referencesystems and LN 251 / LN 270 high accuracy inertial navigation systems.These are in service on aircraft platforms in the U.S., Europe and Asiaand are fitted to the Eurofighter Typhoon, the Tornado and BAE SystemsHawk.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security companywhose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, andsolutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuildingand technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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