DSEI 2013: Northrop Grumman To Showcase Unmanned, Defence and Security Capabilities

By Caroline Rees / 04 Sep 2013
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The CUTLASS UGV Robot will be on display

Northrop Grumman Corporation will highlight its capabilities in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence (C4I), border security, unmanned ground systems, cyber security as well as navigation and maritime systems at the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London next week.

DSEI is the world’s largest fully integrated defence and security event specialising in air, naval, land and unmanned systems and brings together international exhibitors from more than 50 countries. The exhibition takes place at ExCel in London from 10– 13 Sept. 2013. Northrop Grumman will be exhibiting in the South Hall at stand number S5-310.

In addition to the exhibit stand, the company is taking part in the Unmanned Systems Showcase where it will demonstrate the capabilities of a range of its unmanned ground vehicles. Northrop Grumman will also be speaking in the unmanned aerial systems conference on the subject of unmanned aviation.

“We have strong, well established capabilities in Europe and provide a broad range of advanced technology solutions for defence and security applications for customers in Europe and around the world,” said Andrew Tyler, chief executive UK & Europe, Northrop Grumman. “As we expand our international presence and broaden our market focus to one that is increasingly global, we look forward to the opportunity to showcase our capabilities to our European customers and to the many international delegations visiting DSEI.”

On display in the exhibit will be a range of command and control capabilities for applications from strategic headquarters to deployed foot soldiers’ situational awareness tools. These will include the Integrated Tactical Command and Control Services (I-TaCCS) and Integrated Joint Operational Command and Control Services (I-JOCCS) applications. The core software components of I-TaCCS are in service in more than 40 countries with 100,000 users offering multinational interoperability. The computer-aided dispatch system CommandPoint™ for border security and emergency services command and control operations will be highlighted.

The Park Air M7 software-defined radio which delivers voice and data communications capabilities for fixed site, airborne and maritime operations will also be featured.

Northrop Grumman’s industry-leading cyber capabilities will be showcased in the exhibit. Presentations will be available on the Cyber Situational Awareness suite of web-based tools for visualising and sharing cyber datasets, and also BluVector™, an innovative high-speed threat detection and automated analysis capability.

The exhibit will include the CUTLASS, Andros Titus™ and Wheelbarrow Mk9 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) systems.

CUTLASS is the latest generation UGV for the remote handling and surveillance of hazardous threats; Andros Titus™ is the company’s newest, lightest, fastest, strongest and most intelligent member of the Andros™ family of UGVs; and Wheelbarrow Mk 9 is the enhanced version of Northrop Grumman’s Wheelbarrow vehicle for the remote handling of hazardous threats including bomb disposal, tactical and surveillance operations.

A range of the company’s marine systems will be highlighted in the exhibit.

Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit will display a selection of marine navigation, ship control and coastal surveillance solutions including the VisionMaster FT Integrated Bridge and Platform Management System. The VisionMaster FT Integrated Bridge System with the Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (WECDIS) solution has been selected by the Royal Navy for the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

Northrop Grumman’s Maritime Systems business unit will feature the Mod 4 version of the MK 39 ring laser ship’s inertial navigation system and the Navigation Data Distribution System (NAVDDS). The MK 39 delivers both high accuracy geographic position information with or without GPS, as well as precise attitude and heading data for fire control stabilization and weapons initialization, while the NAVDDS provides the network backbone which integrates inertial navigation system data with other shipboard sensors and systems. Northrop Grumman is a leading provider of naval gyrocompasses and inertial navigation systems.

The AQS-24A high-speed mine-hunting system, towed from the MH-53E and MCH-101 helicopters and Unmanned Surface Vessels, will be highlighted. The AQS-24A and its predecessors systems, AQS-24 and the AQS-14, are the only operational airborne mine-hunting search systems used by the U.S. Navy for the past 29 years.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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