Tactical situational awareness for U.S. Air Force Airlift Crews to be provided by Northrop Grumman

SAN DIEGO, 16 July 2011. U.S. Air Force officials tasked Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) engineers to a provide tactical situational awareness to airlift aircrews to improve the operational battlespace imagery in the cockpit under a $65 million contract.

Jul 16th, 2011

Posted by John McHale
SAN DIEGO, 16 July 2011. U.S. Air Force officials tasked Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) engineers to a provide tactical situational awareness to airlift aircrews to improve the operational battlespace imagery in the cockpit under a $65 million contract.
Northrop Grumman engineers will provide the Air Force Air Mobility Command with 58 Mobility Air Forces (MAF) Dynamic Re-tasking Capability (DRC) Urgent Operational Need (UON) systems, including spares, before end of June next year. The systems will be installed in 28 C-130J and 24 C-17 aircraft. The contract also includes two years of training and payload support at four integration sites in the U.S. and three overseas locations.
The MAF DRC system includes a processor/server for command and control of the radios and displays; a secure line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight datalink; presentation and recording of the existing host aircraft navigational system data; and display systems for the pilot and co-pilot.
Officials at the Air Force Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., awarded the contract.

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