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Northrop Grumman Gets Contract for Helicopter Computers

Northrop Grumman Corp. received a $9.3 million contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to supply computers for the improved models of the H-1 helicopter. The computers are made by the Woodland Hills-based Navigation Systems division of Northrop Grumman. Deliveries are expected to be completed by January 2015. The mission computers will be used onboard UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters that make up the Marine light attack helicopter squadrons. Those aircraft will replace aging AH-1W and UH-1N helicopters. The computers provide centralized control of the avionics systems, interface with the tactical moving map and display both situational awareness and health monitoring information. “The high-performance mission computers have proven their reliability and superior value supporting ongoing missions such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan,” said Ike Song, vice-president of Northrop Grumman’s situational awareness systems unit, in a prepared statement. “They offer advanced computing and video processing capabilities to help ensure pilot safety.”

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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