LOS ANGELES -- July 12, 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will conduct a series of briefings for media attending the Farnborough Air Show, July 19-25, in Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom. The briefings will feature a number of Northrop Grumman's high-profile programs, including several with significant transatlantic participation.
The Farnborough Air Show, one of the world's largest international exhibitions, expects to attract more than 300,000 visitors and 1,300 exhibitors from 32 countries. The time, date and details of each briefing are listed below:
"Commercial and Military Directional Infrared Countermeasures Systems (DIRCM) Applications"
Monday, July 19; 1100-1200; Media Center, Northrop Grumman Pavilion Presenter: Robert L. DelBoca, vice president, IRCM and Laser SystemsNorthrop Grumman has industry-leading capabilities and experience in addressing the potential threat to aircraft posed by Man-Portable Air Defense Systems. The company's anti-missile devices are currently deployed on a variety of U.S. and U.K. military aircraft operating worldwide, including C-17 and C-130 transports. This presentation will discuss how Northrop Grumman is adapting its proven DIRCM system to provide effective and economical protection for commercial aircraft applications. Contact: Katie Lamb-Heinz (847) 815-0755
"Tactical Long Endurance UAV Collaborative Business Alliance"Monday, July 19; 1300-1400; Media Center, Northrop Grumman Pavilion
Presenters: Scott J. Seymour, president, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Dr. John Langford, founder and president, Aurora Flight Sciences Moshe Keret, president and chief executive officer, Israel Aircraft Industries
Northrop Grumman, Aurora Flight Sciences and Israel Aircraft Industries have formed a collaborative business alliance to produce and market IAI-developed tactical long-endurance UAVs to U.S. government users. This event will outline briefly the roles and responsibilities of the three companies under this new alliance. Contact: Cynthia Curiel: (858) 405-7989
"Unveiling of X-47B Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS)"Monday, July 19; 1400-1500; Northrop Grumman Outdoor Display AreaPresenters: Scott Seymour, president, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems; Dain Hancock, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; and Warren Boley, vice president, Operational Military Engines, Pratt & Whitney
Northrop Grumman and industry teammates Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney officially unveil the X-47B J-UCAS full-scale model. The J-UCAS program is a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force, Navy, and industrial team effort to demonstrate the technical feasibility, military utility and operational assessment of a networked system of unmanned vehicles for joint missions, including suppression of enemy air defenses; electronic attack; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and precision strike. Contact: Cynthia Curiel (858) 405-7989
"Transatlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS), for NATO's Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Mission"
Tuesday, July 20; 1000-1100; Media Center, Northrop Grumman PavilionPresenter: Matt Copija, program director, NATO AGS, Northrop GrummanNATO ministers selected the TIPS industries (Northrop Grumman, EADS, Galileo Avionica, General Dynamics Canada, Indra and Thales) late this spring following a study of alternatives. The NATO AGS program brings a transformational capability in airborne ground surveillance to the alliance and the NATO Reaction Force with a mixed fleet of manned and unmanned platforms. This press briefing will provide an update on steps now taking place, which will lead to a design and development contract and production program estimated to be worth more than Â4 billion. In addition, there will be an update on the industries from all 26 member nations now supporting the program. Contact: Jim Stratford (321) 960-8497
"Global Hawk Industry Team Program Update"Tuesday, July 20; 1130-1230, Rolls-Royce Chalet D-1Presenter: Robert A. K. Mitchell, sector vice president and deputy, Unmanned Systems
Northrop Grumman and its industry teammates Aurora Flight Sciences, Rolls-Royce, Raytheon Company and L-3 Communications will present an update on the RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned reconnaissance system. Global Hawk provides high-resolution imagery in near real time to battlefield commanders. While conducting strategic reconnaissance missions during its operational debut in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, the system proved its flexibility as a tactical asset. Global Hawk's detection and targeting of individual enemy insurgents proved invaluable and clearly demonstrated its flexibility in battle. Contact: Cynthia Curiel (858) 405-7989
"LITENING Advanced Targeting System Technology Enhancements"Tuesday, July 20; 1300-1400; Media Center, Northrop Grumman PavilionPresenter: Michael Lennon, vice president, Targeting and Surveillance Programs
Northrop Grumman's LITENING AT is a self-contained, multisensor laser target-designator and navigation system that enables fighter pilots to detect, acquire, track and identify ground targets for highly accurate delivery of both conventional and precision-guided weapons. This presentation will discuss the newest capabilities of the modular LITENING system, which is currently deployed on a wide range of military aircraft worldwide. Contact: Katie Lamb-Heinz (847) 815-0755
"Battle Management Demonstration: Hawkeye, the 'Server in the Sky"Wednesday, July 21; 1000-1100; Media Center, Northrop Grumman PavilionPresenters: Capt. Robert LaBelle, Program Management Activity 231, U.S. Navy; and Timothy Farrell, vice president and Integrated Product Team leader, Airborne Early Warning Programs, Northrop Grumman
This presentation will describe a recent demonstration in which a Hawkeye directed a Fire Scout UAV to detect a ground target. Then, using an Internet-like network, took a video feed from the UAV's camera and passed it to another site where the video was converted to precise target data. That data was then made available on the network and was used to direct an F-18 to strike the target, all within minutes. Contact: Jim Stratford (321) 960-8497
"Deepwater Aviation"Wednesday, July 21; 1200-1300; Lockheed Martin Briefing CenterPresenters: Dale Bennett, Lockheed Martin vice president and president, Integrated Coast Guard Systems; and Lt. Cmdr. Troy Beshears, Unmanned Air Vehicle platform manager, U.S. Coast Guard
Integrated Coast Guard Systems, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, is currently developing several aviation assets, including the Vertical Take-off and Landing UAV, the Maritime Patrol Aircraft, and the HH-65 Re-Engine Project, for the U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater program. Contact: Margaret Mitchell-Jones (571) 218-3352
For additional details on a specific briefing, please contact the individual listed with each briefing. For general inquiries regarding Northrop Grumman's participation at the Air Show or its international business activities, please contact Randy Belote, director, Corporate and International Communications, (703) 875-8525.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With 125,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.
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