Defense Awards Northrop Grumman A $200 Million Contract To Supply GPS For Navy
FREMONT, CA: The Department of Defense has awarded the Northrop Grumman Corporation contract worth $200 million to supply GPS devices to Navy. According to the 4 years contract, Northrop has to work on platform integration, modernization, flight test support, technical support, training, engineering, and other efforts related to EGI (Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial Navigation System).
The Navy describes the EGI system as "a small, reliable, light weight unit which contains full Precise Position Service GPS on a single standard electronic module, plus a state-of-the-art Ring Laser Gyro inertial navigation system. EGI in general is used in Navy for navigating F/A-18 fighter-bombers, helicopters, EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft and other aircrafts. Apart from Navy, this contract visualizes sales to the foreign military forces of Iraq and Thailand.
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