BALTIMORE, May 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to integrate its AN/APN-241 low-power color weather and navigation radar on the C-130 aircraft for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).
The contract was awarded by Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace), the prime contractor for the RSAF's C-130 modernization program.
"This contract provides the RSAF with a reliable and maintainable radar system that has the performance needed to support their mission," said Andrew Wesolowski, director of Northrop Grumman's combat air delivery systems programs.
The AN/APN-241 radar offers high-resolution ground mapping that enables accurate low-level navigation and precision aerial drops, predictive windshear detection in all weather conditions, and situational awareness for all-weather formation flying.
As part of the contract, Northrop Grumman will manufacture and provide integration for the radars and spare parts. Northrop Grumman will also provide training and support of ST Aerospace ground and flight tests.
Radar production work will be performed at the company's engineering and manufacturing facilities in Norwalk, Conn., and Baltimore.
ST Aerospace is the aerospace arm of ST Engineering. Operating a global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network with facilities in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States, it is the world's largest airframe MRO with a global customer base that includes many of the world's leading airlines, airfreight operators and military operators. ST Aerospace provides a full spectrum of maintenance and engineering services through its two business segments: Aircraft Maintenance & Modification and Component & Engine Total Support. Its services include airframe, engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering design and technical services; and aviation materials and management services, including total aviation support. ST Aerospace has a global staff strength of more than 6,000 engineers and technical specialists. The company's website is http://www.staero.aero/ .
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 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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