Northrop showcases defence abilities at Dimdex
Doha, March 25, 2014
Northrop Grumman, a leading aerospace and defense technology company, is showcasing its range of global defence and security solutions, including airborne early warning and control systems, aerial surveillance and mine countermeasures at a Doha exhibition.
The Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (Dimdex) is taking place at the Qatar National Convention Centre from March 25 to 27.
Walid Abukhaled, chief executive for the company’s Saudi Arabian operations, said: "Northrop Grumman's strong relationship with the GCC countries goes back many decades and is built on a legacy of trust and performance. Our objective is to continue to work closely with our customers to build on this partnership and to provide the most advanced long-term capabilities to help meet the needs for enhanced defence and national security across the region."
The airborne early warning capabilities of its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is being highlighted in Northrop Grumman's exhibit demonstrating the E-2D's capabilities for military and civil applications.
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye couples a newly designed electronically scanned radar with a matching suite of sensors, avionics, processors, software and displays to provide the most technologically advanced command and control capability available worldwide.
The new AN/APY-9 radar is the backbone of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and provides greater flexibility and significantly improved detection and tracking over all terrains.
The company’s mine detection capability is also being highlighted at the show with the AQS-24A high-speed mine-hunting system that can be towed from the MH-53E and MCH-101 helicopters, and unmanned surface vessels.
The helicopter-carried Airborne Laser Mine Detection System is a laser-based, light detection and ranging sensor system that detects, classifies and localizes surface and near-surface mine-like objects from above the waterline and is complementary to the AQS-24A.
Also on display is a model of the Bat UAS, Northrop Grumman's family of multimission, persistent and affordable unmanned air vehicles that can be configured for tactical missions such as counter IED, communications relay, signals intelligence, electronic warfare (EW), and maritime surveillance. - TradeArabia News Service