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Northrop to Produce IMUs for Raytheon Targeting Systems; Bob Mehltretter Comments

Northrop to Produce IMUs for Raytheon Targeting Systems; Bob Mehltretter Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Robert Mehlretter
Robert Mehltretter
Robert Mehltretter

Northrop Grumman has agreed to manufacture inertial measurement units for integration into Raytheon-built optical targeting systems under an agreement that will run through 2018.

Raytheon’s space and airborne systems unit placed a $2 million initial purchase order for LN-200 IMUs in December, Northrop said Thursday.

Robert Mehltretter, vice president of navigation and positioning systems at Northrop Grumman’s electronic systems business, said the company’s IMU technology is designed to stabilize imaging in electro-optical and infrared targeting systems.

The LN-200 device is comprised of three fiber optic gyros and three silicon microelectromechanical system-based accelerometers.

Northrop developed the electronic device to facilitate camera stabilization and motion compensation or work as a backup navigation sensor.

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