July 29, 2013 -- Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) will host a series of media briefings Aug. 13-14 on the company's leading unmanned systems technologies during the world's largest unmanned systems and robotics exhibition in Washington, D.C.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International ( AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2013 exhibition and symposium takes place Aug. 12-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Northrop Grumman is displaying a number of unmanned systems and supporting equipment at booth 1823 in the main exhibit hall.

Information about the company's presence at AUVSI can be found at www.northropgrumman.com/auvsi .

A series of videos focusing on Northrop Grumman's expertise in unmanned systems will air on the company's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages during the event. Announcements on the release of these videos and other information from the company can be seen by searching for the #NorthropGrumman hashtag on Twitter.

Live online streaming of the media briefings will also be available to reporters who cannot attend. To obtain instructions on how to view these briefings, send your name and media organization to Warren Comer at warren.comer@ngc.com .

What: Northrop Grumman media briefings
When: Aug. 13-14 (See specific times and contacts in table below.)
Where : Salon F at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

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AUVSI Media Briefings
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Program News Executive Time RSVP
MQ-4C Triton unmanned air system (UAS) Development update on aircraft and sensor flight tests Capt. James Hoke,
Triton UAS program manager,
U.S. Navy

Mike Mackey,
Triton UAS program manager,
Northrop Grumman
10-11 a.m. Warren Comer
X-47B Unmanned Combat Aircraft System (UCAS) In-depth presentation on history making achievements of the first tailless, fighter-sized aircraft to take off and land on an aircraft carrier Capt. Jamie Engdahl,
X-47B UCAS program manager,
U.S. Navy

Tim Kesecker,
deputy program manager, X-47B UCAS,
Northrop Grumman
11 a.m.-noon Cyndi Wegerbauer
MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter Program update on development of next-generation Fire Scout and operational deployment with current system Capt. Patrick Smith,
Fire Scout program manager,
U.S. Navy
Noon-1 p.m. Warren Comer
SandShark remotely piloted aircraft system trainer Program update on training system Karl Purdy,
New UAS programs manager and  SandShark lead,
Northrop Grumman
1-2 p.m. Leah Smith
Innovation Challenge Briefing by AUVSI's Innovation Challenge student competition winners from the United Arab Emirates To Be Announced 2-3 p.m. Kirsti Dunn
Common Mission Management System (CMMS) Company's solution for common mission control of unmanned systems Mike Leahy,
CMMS director,
Northrop Grumman
3-4 p.m. Caitlin O'Connor
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Lunch Media are invited to join Northrop Grumman officials for lunch and general discussions about the company's unmanned systems technologies 12-1 p.m. Warren Comer
Remotec Update and demo on Andros Titus, open architecture and now in production Mike Knopp,
president, Northrop Grumman  Remotec
1 – 2 p.m. Janis Lamar