LONDON -- April 24, 2012 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is participating at Counter Terror Expo 2012 in London where it will showcase its range of integrated capabilities dedicated to civil defence, national security and resilience.

Counter Terror Expo, the international exhibition and conference dedicated to addressing the continuing worldwide threat from terrorism, takes place from 25-26 April in the Grand Hall, Olympia, London. The Northrop Grumman exhibit will be at location F 60.

Northrop Grumman will highlight a wide range of its integrated security capabilities including command and control, counter improvised explosive devices and remote bomb disposal, critical infrastructure protection, surveillance and intelligence, emergency services interoperability and border security.

"Our advanced technology and systems integration capabilities in unmanned ground vehicles, and communication and information management systems put Northrop Grumman at the forefront of solution providers for customers in the U.K. and around the world," said Danny Milligan, chief executive of Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector, Europe. "The range of capabilities that we have on display demonstrates our expertise in integrating complex information systems and the tangible benefits that these can bring to national security and resilience."

The Northrop Grumman exhibit will showcase its leading capability in unmanned ground vehicle systems for remote handling of hazardous threats including bomb disposal and tactical and surveillance operations. On display will be the new and improved Wheelbarrow Mk9 -- the enhanced version of Northrop Grumman's industry-leading Wheelbarrow vehicle for the remote handling of hazardous threats including bomb disposal, tactical and surveillance operations. Designed, developed and manufactured in the U.K. by Northrop Grumman at its facility in Coventry, the Mk9 vehicle includes a range of advanced technology and performance features for civil and public security applications.

The Multi-intelligence Domain Awareness System (MIDAS) will also be on display. MIDAS is a state-of-the-art, net-centric, data aggregation, situational awareness and decision support system. It fuses knowledge of current operational status with powerful consequence analysis functionality, delivering a real time geospatial framework used to manage critical fusion centre operations. MIDAS is accessed using an intuitive geospatial display and can be deployed rapidly.

Other highlighted capabilities will include: CommandPoint, the computer-aided dispatch call handling application for use by the emergency services; and the Integrated Tactical Rapid Assessment of Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Environments (I-TRACE) system, a man-portable capability for monitoring CBRN incidents and the collection and handling of related data.

Northrop Grumman will be participating in Counter Terror Expo's Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) demonstration programme for unmanned ground vehicles.

Wednesday, 25 April
1230-1300 demonstration of under-vehicle IED clearance using COBRA, Northrop Grumman's new next-generation unmanned vehicle for explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) operations
1435-1505 demonstration of IED clearance through access doors using the Wheelbarrow Mk9 vehicle.

Thursday, 26 April
1010-1040 demonstration of vehicle-borne IED clearance with the Wheelbarrow Mk9 vehicle
1155-1225 demonstration of mobility and stability by the Northrop Grumman Andros vehicle
1400-1430 demonstration of complex multi-IED clearance using COBRA, Northrop Grumman's new next generation unmanned vehicle for EOD operations

Northrop Grumman has been nominated for Counter Terrorism and Specialist Security (CTSS) industry awards in four categories: CBRNE, Cyber, Communications Systems and IED disposal. The winners will be announced during the show. The Northrop Grumman solutions nominated in each category are:

  • CBRNE -- Integrated Tactical Rapid Assessment of CBRN Environments (I-TRACE)
  • CYBER – U.K. Federated Cyber Range , Fareham
  • Communication Systems -- Integrated Joint Operational Command and Control Services (I-JOCCS)
  • IEDD – CUTLASS latest generation unmanned ground vehicle being provide to the MoD

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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