Northrop Grumman Corporation has entered a long-term agreement with Raytheon Company to supply its LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for Raytheon optical targeting systems.
The long-term agreement with Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business extends through 2018. The LN-200 provides camera stabilization on optical targeting systems that conduct long-range surveillance and target acquisition for various guided munitions. An initial purchase order valued at $2 million was placed in December.
"The versatile LN-200 IMU product family includes a variety of configurations to meet diverse customer needs and operating requirements," said Bob Mehltretter, vice president, Navigation and Positioning Systems, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. "This includes operation in a wide range of environments and suitability for the electro-optical and infrared market due to the LN-200's high bandwidth and data rate capability, which are required for stabilization of images with increased standoff distances."
The LN-200 IMU is a small, lightweight and versatile device that can be used for instrument stabilization, for motion compensation and as a backup navigation sensor. The IMU comprises three fiber-optic gyros and three silicon micro-electro-mechanical system accelerometers in a compact package that measures velocity and angle changes. The LN‑200 is hermetically sealed and contains no moving parts, ensuring low noise, high reliability and extended shelf life.
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