Northrop Grumman to deliver Inertial Navigation System, GPS for Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3 combat aircraft


POMEZIA, Italy, 12 Sept. 2012. Officials at prime contractor Alenia Aermacchi and the Eurofighter Consortium have selected Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) to provide inertial and satellite navigation systems for Tranche 3 of the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole combat aircraft under a new, 30 million euro contract.

Northrop Grumman Italia will provide the Eurofighter Fiber-optical Gyro Inertial Navigation System and a global positioning system (GPS) receiver for Eurofighter aircraft in all participating nations (United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Spain).

Northrop Grumman Italia previously delivered more than 400 inertial navigation systems for Tranches 1 and 2 of the Eurofighter program.

Northrop Grumman's inertial navigation system and GPS receiver are based on fiber-optic gyro technology and feature an anti-jam antenna system and selective availability/anti-spoofing module architecture. The GPS unit supports future enhancements like digital maps and direct drive display, which employ a graphics processor capable of controlling the aircraft's multifunctional displays for improved viewing and integration in the aircraft's avionics.


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