Northrop Concludes Critical Design Review for USAF Airborne Navigation Tech

Northrop Concludes Critical Design Review for USAF Airborne Navigation Tech
Northrop Grumman

An airborne navigation system Northrop Grumman is developing for the U.S. Air Force completed a key hardware and software design assessment phase.

The Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System-Modernization system, which features M-code GPS receivers and an open architecture built to accelerate threat response, passed the critical design review, the company said Wednesday.

Northrop added the EGI-M supports civil air space interoperability and future technology insertion using the firm's modular platform plus government-owned interfaces.

The company received a $59M engineering and manufacturing development contract in late 2018 and said the F-22 Raptor and the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft will be the launch platforms for the EGI-M system.

The Department of Defense plans to integrate the navigation technology into the U.S. military's fixed- and rotary-wing platforms.

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