COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight its homeland security and defense planning capabilities this week at the Homeland Defense Symposium.
The exposition will be held Oct. 2-5 at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Northrop Grumman provides a complete range of homeland security solutions that provide interoperability, reliability and availability to defense, civilian, intelligence and public safety agencies worldwide.
In the exhibit hall, Northrop Grumman will feature multiple homeland security and defense-planning solutions:
-- The TouchTable(tm) is a projection display set on a 45-inch diagonal table. The projection tabletop display facilitates viewing and manipulation of complex data that cannot readily be represented on a standard computer display. TouchTable senses the location of points that are touched to manipulate timely information in an interactive and collaborative environment. The platform has applications for hurricane and pandemic tracking, emergency preparedness, training and exercises, and disaster response. -- The Northrop Grumman Cyber Warfare Integration Network (CWIN) provides a collaborative, interactive environment to test new systems, rehearse missions, perform engineering analysis, and mitigate risk through a combination of live and virtual inputs. Equipped with extensive data capture and analysis tools, the CWIN's modeling and simulation infrastructure can access and display all supporting technical and operational data to whatever level the customer desires. Northrop Grumman will present a maritime-homeland security defense vignette, which provides an innovative and cost effective method to explore potential solutions that include persistent intelligence, identification and interoperability. -- Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial reconnaissance system designed for autonomous operation while maintaining maximum human interaction for tactical flexibility. The air vehicle can survey large geographic areas with pinpoint accuracy to give military decision-makers real-time information about enemy location, resources and personnel. -- The Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) is a forward-deployed airborne communications relay and network-centric information server that allows real-time information exchanges among many different, distant military, federal and commercial communications systems. BACN has demonstrated the capability to provide, in operational conditions, critical voice communications and real-time video surveillance and imagery to warfighters and first responders in airborne and ground units and command centers. -- As the space component of the nation's future integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Space Radar satellites will provide day-night, all weather, 24-7 detection and tracking of moving targets worldwide, as well as 3-D radar mapping data. The three key mission areas Space Radar will support are: synthetic aperture radar for radar-based imagery; surface moving target indication for detection, identification, geolocation and tracking of moving objects near or on the surface of land or water; and high resolution terrain information. -- The Centurion system provides an integrated common operational picture combining standard surface search sensing systems with fiber-optic underwater sonar sensors to provide a complete under-the-sea and on-the-sea picture to the operator. Centurion incorporates marine radars, an automatic information system, video, electro-optical and infrared cameras, electric charting displays and the Fiber Optic Acoustic system. The system not only detects, tracks and identifies surface vessels, but also detects underwater vehicles and divers. -- The Hawkeye Joint Harbor Operations Center system takes input from a variety of sensors - including radars and cameras, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and maritime automated vehicle identification receivers - to provide a consolidated situation awareness display for port and harbor activities "from the pier outward." -- Northrop Grumman's Operational Visualization Aid is designed to illustrate an architectural overview and concept of operations for an integrated and synergistic platform approach to hurricane surveillance and reconnaissance. It shows the combination of space-based assets combined with unmanned aerial systems in conjunction with ocean observing platforms. The continuous observation and data collection of the hurricane eye and eyewall helps to better understand rapid hurricane intensification and eyewall replacement phenomena. Additionally, improved temporal and spatial resolution of collected data will help improve hurricane forecast models. Improvements in hurricane forecasts could result in evacuation cost savings and reduced loss of life.
Northrop Grumman is a leading provider of technology solutions for homeland security critical areas: detection, prevention, preparation, response and recovery. Northrop Grumman's core competencies span a wide array of technologies, systems and services across major domains of national security, such as command and control centers, cyber-security, data management; sensors and intelligence systems.
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 more than 120,000 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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