Northrop Grumman (ticker: NOC, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
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Northrop Grumman to Equip Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47F Helicopters with Missile Warning Systems
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northrop Grumman
Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by the Royal Netherlands Air Force
(RNLAF) to provide the AAR-54 Missile Warning System (MWS) for its CH-47F
Under the terms of the multi-million dollar contract, Northrop Grumman's
Defensive Systems Division will provide eight MWS shipsets and spares, in
addition to follow-on support, to the RNLAF beginning in Jan. 2009 and
continuing through Jan. 2010.
"We are particularly honored that the RNLAF has selected Northrop Grumman
to provide this critical survivability resource to protect their Chinook
helicopters," said Carl Smith, vice president of Infrared Countermeasures
programs at Northrop Grumman's Defensive Systems Division. "We are dedicated
to supporting the warfighter and protecting our international allies as well
as U.S. forces against the shoulder-launched, heat-seeking missile threat."
The AAR-54(V) is a fourth-generation Missile Approach Warning System now
in production and available for use on virtually every platform --
helicopters, fast jets, tactical and widebody aircraft. In all applications,
this compact, lightweight system provides outstanding clutter rejection,
long-range and short-shot missile detection, rapid automatic cueing to the
countermeasures system, and increased situational awareness capabilities via
heads-up display or radar warning receiver display.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company
whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in
information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to
government and commercial customers worldwide.
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