US: Northrop Grumman has achieved a significant milestone by delivering its 8,000th LN-100 inertial navigation system (INS), which provides primary and backup navigation information for a variety of airborne and shipboard platforms.
“After 20 years of continuous production, our LN-100 product continues to provide reliable, high performance to a broad customer community while evolving with emerging needs,” said Gorik Hossepian, vice president of Northrop Grumman”s Navigation and Positioning Systems business unit.
In production since March 1993, the LN-100 has been delivered to more than 70 customers worldwide and is in use on both tactical and transport aircraft, including U.S. Navy and Air Force platforms. The LN-100 is a non-dithered GPS-aided INS that utilises Northrop Grumman”s Zero-lock gyro (ZLG) technology. Optimally combining INS and selective availability/anti-spoofing module-compliant GPS features, the LN-100 provides a tightly integrated solution for enhanced position, velocity, attitude and pointing performance. The system features hybrid GPS/INS, free-inertial, and GPS-only navigation solutions.
Source: AZO Sensors