Northrup Contract for Interrogator Sets

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $16m contract from the U.S. Navy for production of five additional AN/UPX-24(V) interrogator sets for the U.S. Navy and the Australian Navy.

The AN/UPX-24(V) is a shipboard identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) processor system that is used to identify aircraft or ships equipped with an IFF transponder.

The system provides target data to the ship's command, control, communications, computer and intelligence (C4I) system and generates interrogation commands in response to requests for priority target identification. The AN/UPX-24(V) accepts interrogation and control commands and provides target reports to a shipboard weapon system, such as Aegis or the Naval Tactical Data System.

Deliveries for this 22-month fiscal year 2008 contract is scheduled to begin in February 2010 and consist of five full AN/UPX-24(V) interrogator sets with remote control indicators and nine retrofit kits for installation on current systems. More than 90 AN/UPX-24(V) systems have been delivered by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Navy and for international navies.

The new FY08 production systems will be installed on board the Nimitz-class carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the first of the new Gerald R. Ford-class carriers, CVN 78.

Northrop Grumman's IFF product line offerings also include the AN/UPX-39 family of single channel or dual channel interrogators, which can replace aging IFF interrogators that can no longer be maintained. Built with modern, digital commercial-off-the-shelf equipment this product can be used for both military and civil applications.

The AN/UPX-39 family meets Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Defense, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. It also complies with Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon IFF Mark XII Systems (AIMS) and Eurocontrol requirements for identification and air traffic control systems and it supports operating mode 1, 2, 3 and 4, mode A, B, C, D and mode S, with a growth path for Mode 5.

Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


MECNW Appoints New CEO

Terry Weston has been confirmed as Chief Executive of Maritime and Engineering College North West (MECNW) following the retirement of his predecessor, Jim Teasdale, at the end of September.

MacGregor's Deck Machinery for Sentinel Marine ERRV

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, will supply deck machinery for a new 65m emergency rescue & response vessel (ERRV) for Sentinel Marine. The ship has been designed

Maersk to Install Inmarsat's Entertainment Service

The leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced that Maersk Tankers, the owner and operator of one of the world’s largest fleets of product tankers,

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1361 sec (7 req/sec)