LONDON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is participating as one of the principal industry sponsors at this year's Waddington International Air Show being held on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July at RAF Waddington, Lincoln.
Northrop Grumman leads the industry team providing long-term technical support to the Ministry of Defence, under a 20-year whole life support programme, for the fleet of Sentry E-3D Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft based at RAF Waddington.
During the air show Northrop Grumman will highlight its capabilities in aircraft whole life maintenance and support, and unmanned aircraft systems for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition to the exhibit stand located in Hangar 4, the company will have on display a full-sized model of the MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) based on the combat-proven RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS.
"The E-3D Sentry Whole Life Support Programme is one of Northrop Grumman's largest single programmes in the UK," said Tom Vice, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "We are extremely proud of the long partnership we have built with RAF Waddington, the Royal Air Force's home, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) and of the contribution that we continue to make to front-line operations."
Northrop Grumman is the design organization for the E-3D Sentry fleet providing long-term UK-based technical support to the programme through the Joint Sentry Support Team. Working in partnership with the Sentry Project Team, Northrop Grumman provides a range of services to support the Sentry E-3D AWACS aircraft through to 2025. Northrop Grumman also provides the radar and in-service support for the radar. Members of Northrop Grumman's Joint Sentry Support Team include BAE Systems, Cobham and AAR.
"The work we do in supporting the Sentry E-3D fleet is extremely important to us," said Mark Cannon, programme director, Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "We look forward to opportunities to build on the success of the strong partnering relationship that we have developed with the Sentry Project Team and to continue to deliver best value for money for this strategically important capability."
In 2011, Northrop Grumman, through the Sentry Project Team, played a key role in supporting the UK's military operations in Libya by making a successful contribution to the fielding of the initial deployed fleet of aircraft together with the associated responsive supply chain network. The Northrop Grumman-led team also provided supplementary maintenance at RAF Waddington to accommodate the two-fold increase in fleet flying hours experienced during these operations.
The company has a well-established presence in the UK and operates from locations at London, Fareham, Chester, Coventry, Hendon, New Malden, Peterborough, RAF Waddington and Solihull, providing avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, unmanned ground vehicles, C4ISR solutions and mission planning, cyber security, IT systems and software development.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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