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Northrop Grumman to Upgrade Radar Systems for Iraqi Air Force

Northrop Grumman : 23 December, 2008  (New Product)
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract to upgrade weather and navigation radar systems on Iraqi Air Force C-130 cargo aircraft.
The Foreign Military Sales contract, valued at $5.1 million (USD), was awarded to Northrop Grummanís Sperry Marine business unit by Lear Siegler Services, Inc. Sperry Marine will deliver AN/APN-242 weather and navigation radars to replace obsolete AN/APN-59 systems on the aircraft. The contract also includes funding to develop a new high-resolution flat-panel cockpit display processor for the radars. Deliveries are to be completed by July 2009.



The AN/APN-242 was developed by Northrop Grumman as a form, fit and function replacement for the company-designed and manufactured AN/APN-59 systems on C-130 and C-135 aircraft. It provides weather detection and avoidance, terrain mapping and navigation, aircraft detection, precision air drop capability and beacon/IFF interrogation capabilities. The AN/APN-242 has half the number of line-replaceable units and provides an order-of-magnitude improvement in mean-time-between-failures.
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