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Northrop Marks 8K Intertial Navigation Systems for Customers; Gorik Hossepian Comments

NorthropLogoNorthrop Grumman is marking the 8,000th delivery of a GPS system from its Woodland Hills, Calif. facility to customers worldwide for use in manned and unmanned aircraft and ships.

More than 70 customers including the U.S. Navy and Air Force use the LN-100 on both tactical and transport aircraft and shipboard platforms, Northrop said Thursday.

The LN-100 is a non-dithered GPS-aided INS that contains gyro technology.

Gorik Hossepian, vice president of Northrop’s navigation and positioning systems business unit, said the company has produced the systems for 20 years.

Northrop said the LN-100 is for air vehicles such as the F/A-18 Hornet, F-22 Raptor, MH-60 Seahawk, P-3 Orion, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-1 Predator, E-3 Aiborne Warning and Control System and the EA-6B Prowler.

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Written by Ross Wilkers

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