Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) said it has been awarded a low-rate initial production contract from the US Navy to deliver FlightPro Gen III mission computers in support of AH-1Z and UH-1Y Marine Corps helicopters.
Under the USD10.6m contract, Northrop Grumman will provide mission computers for H-1 helicopter flight tests, system integration laboratories and training.
The lightweight FlightPro mission computer is renowned for integrating advanced mission, weapons and video processing capabilities into a conduction-cooled, high-performance airborne computer. The latest model, FlightPro Gen III, features the newest computing technology in multiple partitioned, 8-core PowerPC-based processors. The new mission computer offers increased computing resources and an extended lifetime due to long-term product support from suppliers.
Northrop Grumman´s FlightPro mission computer has proven its high performance and adaptability on US Marine Corps and Army platforms. The Marine Corps is using FlightPro Gen II mission computers on the UHâ€‘1Y Venom and AHâ€‘1Z Viper platforms and plans to incorporate Gen III computers in future aircraft. Additionally, the FlightPro Gen III mission computer is the foundation of Northrop Grumman´s proposed digital cockpit upgrade for the Army´s H-60L Black Hawk program.
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