Northrop Grumman navigation system for Embraer’s KC-390 military aircraft
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract to supply the hybrid global positioning system (GPS) and inertial reference system for the Embraer Defense and Security KC-390 medium-lift military transport aircraft.
Under the contract, the company’s German navigation systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF, will provide the fibre-optic, gyro-compass LCR-100 Attitude and Heading Reference System. The system will be used on Embraer’s new fly-by-wire KC-390 aircraft, which is anticipated to have the first flight in 2014.
“The LCR-100 gyro-compass brings effi-