Northrop Grumman Gets USD 1.3 Billion Contract From US Air Force

Northrop Grumman Gets USD 1.3 Billion Contract From US Air Force. The US Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a USD 1.3 billion update and update contract for its Advanced Objective Selection Module.

The Litening carrycot is carried aboard several airplanes of the US Air Force. Including the Harrier II AV-8B of McDonnell Douglas, the Thunderbolt II of Fairchild Republic A-10, the Stratofortress Boeing B-52, Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules and the Boeing F-15E. Strike Eagle, the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon and the Boeing F / A-18 Super Hornet.

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Northrop Grumman Gets USD 1.3 Billion Contract From US Air Force, pic: F-15 Eagle


The pod includes high-definition infrared video sensors, laser image sensors and many plug-and-play data link options. Any of the 800 previous modules delivered and installed on aircraft can be upgraded to the latest configuration due to its modular design, says Northrop Grumman.

The Litening platform contract follows another important payload order won by Northrop Grumman on January 3: USD 3.6 billion contract for compatible infrared systems and countermeasures for large aircraft. This system helps defend aircraft by automatically detecting, tracking and blocking incoming infrared guidance missiles.