Northrop Grumman Navigation System in nEUROn Test Flights

2016-03-09

Northrop Grumman Navigation System in nEUROn Test Flights
Northrop Grumman Corporation in cooperation with Saab Aerosystems, has provided the Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) for the nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator, which recently conducted more than 100 test flights in France, Italy and Sweden.

Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary in Germany, Northrop Grumman LITEF, supplied the fibre-optic, gyro-compassing LCR-100 AHRS for the European nEUROn UCAV demonstrator. The LCR-100 is Technical Standard Order/ European Technical Standard Order (TSO/ETSO) certified and has been developed according to DO-178 and DO-254 standards.

The LCR-100 is one of the key components of the sensors suite of nEUROn used for navigation and flight guidance and control. The LCR-100 provides primary flight control information to the nEUROn flight control system, as well as hybrid inertial and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) navigation information through a separate GNSS unit.

Dassault Aviation, prime contractor for the nEUROn UCAV demonstrator, declared that the LCR-100 proved its capability to provide accurate and reliable information during all nEUROn flight test campaigns, adding to overall confidence in the demonstrators navigation system.

“We are very proud to contribute to this successful European UCAV program,” said Eckehardt Keip, managing director, Northrop Grumman LITEF. Once again, our LCR-100 gyro-compassing AHRS has demonstrated its superior performance in an advanced aircraft platform.

Region:  USA and Canada
Contry:  USA
Category:  UAV
Company:  Northrop Grumman


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