Northrop Grumman Corporation will showcase a range of systems including airborne early warning and control, C4ISR, radars, defence electronics, cyber security and an upgraded helicopter cockpit at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In addition to product displays, company representatives and subject matter experts will be available to engage the media on these topics.
The company will also feature leading maritime capabilities, including mine-countermeasure solutions ALMDS and AQS-24, at NAVDEX, the naval defence and maritime security section of IDEX. Northrop Grumman's NAVDEX exhibit will be in booth B-040.
In addition, media are invited to attend a ceremony where Northrop Grumman and the Higher Colleges of Technology will sign a memorandum of understanding to continue the Innovation Challenge program. This unique competition empowers college students in the United Arab Emirates to design, build and fly unmanned aircraft as part of the company's support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. The signing ceremony will take place Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. local time in Northrop Grumman's IDEX booth 02-A10 in the U.S. pavilion.
"Northrop Grumman is committed to being a trusted, long-term partner with Gulf Cooperation Council countries," said Doug Raaberg, chief executive, Northrop Grumman United Arab Emirates. "IDEX and NAVDEX 2015 are opportunities to renew those ties, shine a spotlight on our leading capabilities and work closely with our customers to enhance the security and development of the region."
A featured attraction of Northrop Grumman's IDEX exhibit will be the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control tactical workstation, which enables visitors to simulate operating an E-2D and learn about its data-gathering features.
The exhibit will also spotlight Northrop Grumman's industry-leading radar technologies, including Longbow fire control radars for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter and ground-based radars such as the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar and the AN/TPS-78 and TPS-703 air surveillance and air traffic control radars.
Among the advanced defence electronics systems on display will be the AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING pod, a combat-proven, self-contained, multisensor targeting and surveillance system.
Northrop Grumman offers a full range of open, interoperable and cyber-hardened command and control and solutions. These solutions include the Citadel Enterprise Battle Command System, a cyber-secure, rapidly deployable and mobile command-and-control system that delivers a single integrated air picture to enable better, timelier decision making. Citadel can easily incorporate current and future sensors and weapon systems for the greatest flexibility to contend with the evolving threat and budget environments.
In addition, Northrop Grumman will showcase its upgraded helicopter cockpit. Derived from the U.S. Army's UH-60V Black Hawk program, the system allows customers to have an affordable, highly digital, integrated suite of avionics equipment. The system's integrated architecture can be applied to many platforms through a single software package.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.