WASHINGTON – Oct. 8, 2014 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) logistics experts conducted a media briefing and webcast at the National Press Club Oct. 7 to discuss how Northrop Grumman is supporting the modernization of mature systems, platforms and components for its global land forces customers.
A media kit, including the archived webcast, is available at: www.northropgrumman.com/MediaResources/MediaKits/GlobalLandForcesModernization
"We stand shoulder to shoulder with our customers, supporting a vast variety of platforms and systems," said Greg Schmidt, sector vice president and general manager, Mission Solutions and Readiness division, Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "One successful example of this effort is our support to the Army's National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. Our demonstrated superior performance on this contract has provided us with keen insight into the extremely challenging missions that our customers are undertaking."
In turn, Schmidt continued, the company can develop highly-innovative solutions to meet warfighting requirements on programs such as modernization of the HMMWV.
"We're returning the vehicle to its original performance and payload, while maintaining its current armor protection," said Schmidt of the company's HMMWV modernization offering. "Our solution extends the life of the HMMWV, while significantly lowering maintenance costs and increasing fuel efficiency."
The company will display its HMMWV solution at Association of the United States Army 2014 symposium Oct. 13-15 at the Washington Convention Center.
Jeff Palombo, sector vice president and general manager, Land and Self Protection Systems division, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, highlighted the company's work on the U.S. Army's UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters, and other radar and electronic warfare modernization efforts in support of the Department of Defense and international customers.
"Our modernization efforts are prolonging the life of the Black Hawk and keeping warfighters safer by enhancing their situational awareness," said Palombo.
"Logistics includes supporting existing weapon systems with new-generation capabilities," Palombo continued. "In many instances, procuring entire weapon systems to enable today's technology is cost prohibitive. The ability to enhance subsystem performance while maintaining the integrity of the weapon system is a tremendous cost benefit."
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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