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Friday, August 20, 2010

Northrop Grumman to Supply IMUs for Typhoon

Northrop Grumman will supply 88 inertial measurement units (IMU) for Tranche 3A of the Eurofighter Typhoon, under a contract signed with EADS Defense and Security.

The IMUs, which provide motion data for the aircraft, will be built by the company's German navigation systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF, which also provided IMUs for Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 of the aircraft. More than 400 Northrop Grumman LITEF IMUs have been delivered and are already in service on the Eurofighter in Germany, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Austria and Saudi Arabia.

"Northrop Grumman's IMU has consistently demonstrated outstanding performance in flight," said Norbert Sandner, director of marketing and sales for Northrop Grumman LITEF. "The combination of high accuracy, high reliability, and state-of-the-art technology make our airborne flight control sensor system the ideal choice for this very dynamic aircraft environment."

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