Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC, -0.12% has been awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for the Marine Corps’ H-1 helicopter upgrade program.
Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will provide FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH‘1Z aircraft. These aircraft will be the first to benefit from the latest model in the FlightPro™ product line. Deliveries will be completed by October 2017.
The lightweight FlightPro™ Gen III mission computer integrates advanced mission, weapons and video processing capabilities into a conduction-cooled, high-performance airborne computer.
“The FlightPro™ Gen III mission computer has the latest computing technology and increased processing resources to improve situational awareness and lighten warfighters’ workloads,” said Ike Song, vice president, Situational Awareness Systems business unit, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. “Our latest model builds on the FlightPro™ product line’s solid reputation, value, proven performance and reliability in combat.”
Northrop Grumman will now provide identical mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft that make up the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons, resulting in greater cost efficiency and simplified logistics for deployed forces.
Dual mission computers are the heart of Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Avionics System (IAS) that powers the helicopters’ glass cockpits. The mission computers provide centralized control of the IAS and display both situational awareness and health monitoring information. Additionally, the IAS and mission computers feature open, modular architecture that allows for easy system upgrades; rapid insertion of new technologies; and integration of other platform avionics, communication, and survivability equipment. Northrop Grumman also provides the operational flight program software that controls the IAS.
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.
- FAA Accepting Applications for Workforce Development Grants
- Bell marks 40 years of the 412
- NHV achieves ISO 9001:2015 Re-Certification
- Aero Asset report on Q4 pre-owned twin turbine market
- US helicopters conduct unique training with Greek military
- Devon Air Ambulance flies 1101 missions in 2020
- HAI caves in and cancels Heli-Expo 2021
- NATA Supports New FAA Online Tool Easing Access to Aviation Safety Guidance
- Bid deadline for Pawan Hans extended by a month
- Air traffic controller saves CV-22 and six crew
- HeliOffshore 2021 Conferences goes virtual
- EHang to Provide UAM Services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai, China
- Spectrum Aeromed Hires New QMS Compliance Manager
- CAE partners with The LOSA Collaborative
- CH-53K King Stallion completes first sea trials
- Volocopter Launches Campaign to Bring Electric Air Taxi Services to U.S. Cities
- STARS Lottery fundraiser remains as critical as ever
- SPAES creates Bo105 digital cockpit based on Garmin 500H
- Russia certifies Guimbal G2 Cabri
- UK – National Grid to add second Bell 429