Northrop Grum­man nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem for Em­braer’s KC-390 mil­i­tary air­craft

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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-

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