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Northrop Grumman to showcase e-warfare systems at IDEX 2011

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ABU DHABI (BNS): Northrop Grumman Corporation will highlight a wide range of defence and security infrastructure system solutions, including airborne early warning and control systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, fire control radars and electronic warfare systems at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The exhibit will showcase Northrop Grumman's world-leading capabilities in airborne early warning and control. Featured will be the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and the Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar.

"Our objective is to continue to work closely with our customers to provide long-term capability solutions and help enhance defence and national security across the region," Paul B. Kalafos, Jr., vice president surveillance systems, Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector, was quoted as saying in the company press release.

The company's industry-leading Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) programmes will be featured with a full-scale model of the corporation's AN/APG-81 fire control radar. Also on display will be Northrop Grumman's AN/APG-68(V)9 mechanically scanned array radar for the F-16 multi-role fighter aircraft.

The company will also feature its tactical command and control systems, Integrated Tactical Command and Control Services (I-TaCCS) and Integrated Joint Operational Command and Control Services (I-JOCCS).

The company's German subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF, will also be exhibiting at IDEX and will be displaying its navigation systems for land vehicles, sensors for weapon stabilisation, inertial guidance systems for missiles and AHRS / navigation systems for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.

IDEX is the largest defence and security event in the Middle East and North African region and in 2011 celebrates its 10th anniversary. Held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), IDEX 2011 takes place from 20-24 Feb.

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