RESTON, Va., Feb. 1, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will provide technical support, repairs, and service for Remotec-produced robots being used to bolster security during this Sunday's match-up between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Northrop Grumman subsidiary, Remotec, Inc., will assist the Phoenix and Glendale Police Departments by supporting Remotec-built robots provided by multiple agencies, including the Arizona Department of Public Safety; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and the Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and Phoenix police departments. Remotec will also provide spare robots for additional support.
"We're here to support the event and hopefully go unnoticed by fans. Our job isn't to be a disruption but to keep danger at a distance," said Mack Barber, president of Remotec, an operating unit of Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector. "We're proud to be a part of the security efforts for this national event."
Northrop Grumman provides a variety of hazardous duty robots, including the HD-1, F6A, Mark V-A1, Mini-Andros II, and Wolverine, to detect and defeat a wide array of explosives and other hazardous materials. The company will assist more than 800 officers from numerous agencies in patrolling a two-square mile security zone around the stadium.
For more than 25 years, Remotec has served the military, explosive ordnance disposal units, hazardous materials units, and other first responders as a leading provider of mobile robotic systems for application into a variety of undesirable, hazardous, and potentially life-threatening environments.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $32 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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