NGC Highlights E-2D Advanced Hawkeye at LIMA 2013
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight its industry-leading global capabilities in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), by introducing the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to the Malaysian market at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition.
LIMA 2013 will be held at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, March 26-30. The Northrop Grumman exhibit is at stand number A158 in exhibition hall A.
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"ISR capability is critical to maintaining national sovereignty," said Mary Petryszyn, vice president, international, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "Northrop Grumman's leadership in multiple-domain ISR strongly positions us to provide effective solutions for Malaysia's defence modernisation."
The Northrop Grumman exhibit will showcase the company's world-leading capabilities in airborne early warning (AEW) and control, utilizing an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye crew workstation. Malaysia is among the first countries for which the Advanced Hawkeye capability has been approved by the U.S. government.
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 AEW 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, resulting in an operationally suitable and effective rating, and is on track for initial operational capability in the U.S. Navy fleet in 2015.
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Source : Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)