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Northrop Grumman gets $200 million DoD contract

US: Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $200 million contract by the Department of Defense to carry out acquisition and sustainment for the Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial Navigation System (EGI). Northrop will be responsible to work on platform integration, modernisation, flight test support, technical support, training, engineering, and other efforts associated with EGI.

The EGI system according to the Navy is a small, reliable, light weight unit which contains full Precise Position Service GPS on a single standard electronic module, plus a state-of-the-art Ring Laser Gyro inertial navigation system. This system is been used ordinarily for navigation in Navy F/A-18 fighter-bombers, EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft, and other aircrafts and helicopters.

Source: Hispanic business