Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) is showcasing a variety of its defense technologies for land, air and sea-based platforms, as well as its military and commercial satellite technologies, at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2019, 17-21 February, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
“For decades, Northrop Grumman has been building partnerships in the Middle East to support economic diversification, especially in the area of global security technology. We look forward to highlighting our expertise in products and solutions that meet critical security challenges. We look forward to highlighting our expertise in products and solutions that meet critical security challenges,” said Walid Abukhaled, Chief Executive, Northrop Grumman Middle East.
Northrop Grumman’s exhibit is featuring its Bushmaster® Chain Gun® (photo)family of medium-caliber automatic cannons, in addition to advanced ammunition types that increase the guns’ capabilities. Also on display is the company’s Precision Guidance Kit for artillery, now in its second year of production and fielded to U.S. and allied forces, as well as advancements in large caliber ammunition that support main battle tanks.
The company is also demonstrating its air combat and crew protection capabilities, which include a special mission aircraft to conduct reconnaissance and combat missions, and the ability to integrate the Palletized Weapons System onto cargo aircraft to rapidly transform them into weaponized platforms. Likewise, technologies that identify incoming missiles (AAR-47) and warn of hostile small arms fire (ShotFinder) round out the air capabilities displays.
Northrop Grumman’s space-based technologies on display include the GEOStar™-3, which supports satellites with an extension capability, providing up to 8,000 watts of increased battery power to the payload at its end-of-life. The company’s Mission Extension Vehicle, a spacecraft designed for satellite servicing and space logistics, provides rendezvous operations and docking features that also extend satellite life.
Key Northrop Grumman products shown at the NAVDEX pier include the remote-controlled Mine Hunting Unit and AQS-24B Mine Hunting System, which provide underwater mine detection, classification and identification from an unmanned surface vessel.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide.