Northrop Grumman in Germany

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:

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.

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