Northrop Grumman to Showcase Marine Navigation and Unmanned Ground Systems at LAAD Exhibition 2013

Northrop Grumman Corporation will display an array of global defense and security capabilities including marine navigation and unmanned ground systems at the Latin America Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) exhibition 2013 in Rio de Janeiro.

LAAD is one of the leading trade shows for the defense and security industry in Latin America and specializes in capabilities and technologies for the armed forces, police, special forces and security services. The exhibition is at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, April 9-12. The Northrop Grumman exhibit is at location X20 in Pavilion 2.

"We have a strong relationship with Brazil and throughout Latin America, and will continue to work closely with our customers there to provide long-term capabilities to enhance national security," said Teri Marconi, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Navigation and Maritime Systems Division. "Our expertise in the design, development and production of navigation and ship control systems, radar and unmanned systems is well matched to meeting the region's growing defense and security requirements."

The exhibit will include Northrop Grumman's most modern and capable F-16 mechanically scanned fire control radar, the APG-68(V)9, which implements high-resolution synthetic aperture radar and long-range air-to-air detection. Northrop Grumman is a world leader in airborne fire control radar and has produced thousands of F-16 mechanically scanned fire control radars for the U.S. Air Force and numerous international customers over the past 35-years. To date, more than 700 APG-68(V)9 radars have been sold to 11 different nations.

Northrop Grumman's enhanced C4ISR Operationally Responsive Enterprise (eCORE) will be demonstrated. The eCORE integration platform uses open, nonproprietary commercial off-the-shelf enterprise architecture and provides data sharing at all levels of operations to enable rapid mission integration, deployment, support, training and maintenance.

The company's naval and maritime capabilities, well known through Sperry Marine's longstanding presence in Brazil, will also be highlighted through a series of featured naval products such as the MK39 Mod 4 ring laser gyro inertial navigation system, the Navigation Data Distribution System, the MK-27F fiber optic gyrocompass, the Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System and the tactical bridge.

The exhibit will also feature Northrop Grumman's SoldierLink™ System, a mobile tactical cloud transport network connecting soldiers at squad and platoon levels to company-level information services. The SoldierLink™ System is an all Internet Protocol mobile meshing radio network that provides the bandwidth necessary to support voice, data and video applications to the edge of the battlefield.

On display will be new products highlighting the company's industry leading capability in unmanned vehicle systems.

Titus™ is the company's newest, lightest, fastest, strongest and most intelligent member of the Andros™ family of unmanned ground vehicles. At 135 pounds and 23 inches high, the innovative design of Titus™ provides an operator control unit containing a touch screen with physical controls similar to a gaming system; superior mobility with the four-articulator design of the Andros™ line of vehicles to navigate narrow pathways 16 inches wide or move at speeds up to 7.5 mph down range to address a threat; and a modular design so the vehicle can be customised for explosive ordnance disposal, special weapons and tactics, and hazardous material missions.

The company's Carry-all Mechanized Equipment Landrover unmanned ground vehicle, known as CaMEL, is a flexible, mid-sized vehicle designed to accommodate multiple missions, including lightening the load; performing casualty evacuations; clearing antipersonnel mine routes; and assisting dismounted mortar platoons. It also can serve as a mobile communications platform, towed artillery ammunition carrier, network retransmission platform and robotic weapon system, and can be used in resupplying ammunition, food and water. CaMEL's hybrid power solution – a diesel engine and a battery – powers six individual drive motors that provide more than 20 hours of continuous operations on 3.5 gallons of fuel and allow it to carry a load of 1,000 lbs of equipment at a maximum speed of 5 mph across any terrain.

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