Military laser rangefinder supplied to Army from $599 million contract to Northrop Grumman

APOPKA, Fla., 5 Oct. 2009. The Northrop Grumman Corp. Laser Systems segment in Apopka, Fla., will supply the U.S. Army with Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinders (LLDR) under terms of a $599 million contract announced today.

APOPKA, Fla., 5 Oct. 2009. The Northrop Grumman Corp. Laser Systems segment in Apopka, Fla., will supply the U.S. Army with Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinders (LLDR) under terms of a $599 million military laser contract announced today.

The Northrop Grumman LLDR laser rangefinder helps forward observers by targeting enemy positions with a laser sensor during the day, at night and in nearly all battlefield conditions including haze, smoke, fog, and rain.

The laser targeting system can recognize targets, find the range to a target with an eye-safe range finding laser, and calculate target location for smart munitions. The system then provides this information to other digital battlefield systems. The LLDR can also be used with laser-guided munitions.

Northrop Grumman's Laser Systems business unit has delivered more than eight hundred LLDR systems since the first Army contract award in 2002. The first delivery order award under this latest ID/IQ contract is worth $72.7 million.

For more information contact Northrop Grumman Laser Systems online at www.es.northropgrumman.com.

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