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Northrop to Provide Advanced Threat Sensors to Protect Deployed Navy Aircraft

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a U.S. Navy contract to provide advanced threat warning sensors to upgrade the Navy’s large aircraft infrared countermeasures system.

The company will deliver 24 ATW sensors and five processors for integration onboard CH-53 aircraft.

The ATW sensor is form-fit and A-kit compatible with the currently deployed DoN LAIRCM missile warning system, which protects aircrews and aircraft from battlefield threats.

“Northrop Grumman’s multifunction ATW sensor provides a four-in-one capability that includes missile warning, laser warning, hostile fire detection and sensor video, all in a single sensor package,” said Carl Smith, vice president of infrared countermeasures programs at Northrop Grumman’s land and self protection systems division.

“With this latest upgrade, our warfighters will have increased threat detection capabilities allowing early warning of heat-seeking missile attacks, small arms fire, medium caliber machine gun fire, anti-aircraft artillery and unguided rocket attacks,” said Smith.

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