Northrop Grumman in Germany

EURO HAWK®Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)Eurofighter Typhoon


Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)

Eurofighter Typhoon

Northrop Grumman has been a strategic partner with Germany’s defence and aerospace industry since 1961 when it first established facilities in Freiburg and Hamburg. Northrop Grumman LITEF, based in Freiburg, is a leader in the development and manufacture of fibre-optic gyro navigation and reference systems for air, land and maritime applications for military and civilian customers around the world.

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Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has its mainland Europe facility in Hamburg, and provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry together with customer service and support.

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Major programmes include:

EURO HAWK® unmanned aircraft system (UAS) – The EURO HAWK® system is based on the Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk HALE UAS and includes a ground station consisting of a mission control and launch and recovery elements provided by Northrop Grumman.  With a wingspan greater than most commercial airliners, EURO HAWK® can fly at altitudes more than 60,000 feet for more than 30 hours.

Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) – The LCR-100 Attitude and Heading Reference System is fitted on the newly certified offshore rig approach feature on Sikorsky’s S-92A helicopter. The automated rig approach capability assists offshore oil operators with approaching and landing on oil rigs and platforms by guiding the aircraft to location coordinates entered by the pilot.

Eurofighter Typhoon – High-accuracy fibre-optic gyro inertial navigation systems are used on tranche 3 of the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole combat aircraft. Northrop Grumman has extensive experience with the Eurofighter programme spanning more than 20 years as a supplier for all three tranches of the programme.

Boxer Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle – The LLN-GY inertial navigation units built by Northrop Grumman LITEF were selected for the German Bundeswehr's new Boxer multi-role armoured vehicle.

Contact Information

Tel; 49-761-4901-613