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Friday, November 2, 2012

Northrop Grumman to Provide Navigation Systems for Cessna Citation Jets

Cessna has selected Northrop Grumman to provide hybrid inertial navigation systems as core components of the avionics for its Citation Sovereign business jets.

Northrop Grumman said it will supply the LCR-100 Attitude and Heading Reference System as a standard feature on the Cessna business aircraft.

(LCR-100 Attitude and Heading Reference System)

Cessna said it expects the Citation Sovereign to receive certification in early 2013.

"The selection of Northrop Grumman LITEF to provide navigation systems for select Cessna Citation business jets will contribute to long-term cost savings for Citation operators," said Eckehardt Keip, managing director for Northrop Grumman LITEF. "Early flight tests have indicated a smooth integration of our systems with the avionics suite and demonstrated the high-performance capabilities of our products."

Northrop Grumman LITEF is the German subsidiary of Northrop Grumman that manufactures inertial sensors, inertial reference, and inertial navigation systems and computers.  

(Cessna Citation Sovereign Flight Deck)

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