Northrop Grumman Corporation will highlight a wide range of defence and security solutions, including cyber-protected C4I solutions, airborne early warning and control systems, aerial surveillance, fire control radars and marine navigation systems at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.IDEX 2013 is the only tri-service defence and security exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa region and will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Feb. 17-21. Northrop Grumman’s exhibit in the U.S. pavilion will be at Stand 03-C08 and CS-1.“Northrop Grumman’s strong relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries goes back many decades and is built on a legacy of trust and performance,” said David Perry, corporate vice president and chief global business development officer, Northrop Grumman. “Our objective is to continue to work closely with our customers to provide long-term capability solutions and help enhance defence and national security across the region.”Northrop Grumman will showcase the world-leading airborne early warning capabilities of its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye with a crew workstation and flyable cockpit simulator in the exhibit stand to demonstrate the E-2D’s benefits for military and civil applications.The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye couples a newly designed electronically scanned radar with a matching suite of sensors, avionics, processors, software and displays to provide the most technologically advanced command and control capability available worldwide. The AN/APY-9 radar is the backbone of this aircraft and provides greater flexibility and significantly improved detection and tracking over all terrains. Northrop Grumman has delivered nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to the U.S. Navy and initial operational capability with the U.S. Navy fleet is on track for 2015. The programme was recently approved to enter full-rate production by the Office of the Secretary of Defense after the E-2D was declared operationally suitable and effective following a 10-month initial operational test and evaluation by the Navy.The exhibit will also feature a range of Northrop Grumman’s industry-leading radar-related technology. The AN/APR-39 radar warning receiver protects a wide variety of fixed-, rotary- and tilt-wing aircraft from threats, and is designed to maximize survivability by improving aircrew situational awareness. The system provides continuous 360-degree coverage to detect and identify threat types, bearing and lethality before alerting a cockpit crew to each threat with a graphical symbol on the cockpit multifunction display or video display.The company is the world’s sole provider of fire control radars for fifth-generation fighters and supplies the active electronically scanned array fire control radars for the F-22 and F-35 and the fire control radar for the F-16 Block 60. The exhibit will feature the APG-80 Scalable Agile Beam Radar for the F-16 and the APG-81 for the F-35.A model of the AN/TPS-78 latest generation radar, made possible by technological advances in high power transistor design, will be featured in the exhibit.The company’s airborne surveillance capability will also be highlighted with a model of the lighter-than-air Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) being developed for the U.S. Army. The system is designed to be operated with or without a crew on board, and offers persistent surveillance with reconfigurable payloads to meet multimission needs. The first flight of the LEMV was successfully completed in August 2012.A range of C2/C3/C4I solutions will be highlighted including the International Track Server, International Command and Control Enterprise and the SoldierLink System, a lightweight communications and information system for dismounted soldiers. A Real Time Information in the Cockpit system will be available for viewing.The company’s naval and maritime capabilities will be highlighted in NAVDEX, the dedicated naval defence area at IDEX. This will include Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s latest generation of navigation, ship control and radar technology.The VisionMaster FT and warship electronic chart display and information system will be on display configured to demonstrate how the system is able to provide effective operational support for watch keeping and command teams on smaller vessels. VisionMaster FT provides a highly integrated fully networked suite of marine radar and electronic charting systems designed to form the backbone of the modern ship’s integrated bridge.Also on display is Northrop Grumman’s new MK39 Mod 4 ring laser gyro inertial navigation system for naval vessels, the AQS-24A mine hunting sonar system and the company’s unmanned surface vehicle technology. Airborne mine countermeasures programmes will be highlighted with a display of the AN/AES-1 airborne laser mine detection system designed to detect, classify and localize floating and near-surface moored sea mines.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 14, 2013; Image: NGC View post tag: UAE Equipment & technology View post tag: Grumman View post tag: IDEX View post tag: Navy View post tag: Showcase View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Products View post tag: Naval View post tag: Northrop UAE: Northrop Grumman to Showcase Its Defence Products at IDEX Back to overview,Home naval-today UAE: Northrop Grumman to Showcase Its Defence Products at IDEX February 14, 2013 View post tag: to Share this article
A field day focusing on University of Georgia research at the Southeast Research and Education Center (SEREC) in Midville, Georgia, will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24.Southeast Georgia industry personnel and farmers are invited to attend and learn more about the research trials being conducted at the center with high-value crops like cotton, peanuts and soybeans.“Having this field day in Midville is essential to farmers in the southeastern part of Georgia. The growing conditions in Midville are not the same compared to Plains, Tifton or other areas of the state where UGA research is conducted. It’s important to let farmers in Midville and the surrounding areas know what the research is telling our scientists. Producers can then make those applications to their day-to-day farming operations,” said Joe West, assistant dean of the UGA Tifton Campus, who also oversees the SEREC in Midville.According to Anthony Black, superintendent of the SEREC, the following scientists will be on hand to discuss research projects: UGA Cooperative Extension cotton and soybean entomologist Phillip Roberts; research entomologist John All; Extension cotton agronomist Jared Whitaker; Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort; Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney; Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait; Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter; and precision agriculture specialist George Vellidis.“Attendees can expect updates on variety trials for row crops, irrigation scheduling research for soybeans, plant growth regulator management for cotton, row crop disease updates, peanut insect management strategies and ultra-late soybean production systems,” Black said.The event is free and there is no pre-registration to attend. Black said that between 130 and 150 participants attend the event every year. Following the field day, there will be a sponsored lunch at noon.For more information, call (478) 589-7472.
Or favorite outdoor video clips from around the web for the week that was:1. Alpine Loop Gran FondoJeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is quickly becoming a staple for cyclists in the Blue Ridge. Here is a very nicely done re-cap of last week’s ride from Adventure Seen. Bonus: Bishop rocking a suit in the opening shot like he does it everyday.Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo from Adventure Seen on Vimeo.2. Downhill ExtremeThis video features a Euro who goes by the name Rollerman. One look and you’ll see why. This video is a couple years old, but…I mean…c’mon. It’s Rollerman!3. Jackson Kayak’s New ToyIt’s called the DJI Phantom and it looks rad. Wish we had one.4. Way of Life Crash ReelTGR athletes do amazing things on skis and snowboards. Sometimes it doesn’t go according to plan.5. Snowflex Trails to RailsLIberty University’s Snowflex Center is a marvel of modern engineering. Check out this video that explains how it works and also announces their new video project.Check out all our Clips of the Week entries here!
By Dialogo February 12, 2013 The Venezuelan government seized over a ton of what would presumably be cocaine in an aircraft located in the state of Apure, near the Colombian border, Minister of Interior Néstor Reverol reported on February 9. During the evening of February 8, “a two-engine Embraer 820 aircraft with a fake denomination acronym (…) carrying a huge amount of cocaine inside was found in the northern area of Cararabo, 25 km near the border, in the proximity of Cinaruco, municipality of Pedro Camejo de Apure,” Reverol told the official media station VTV. The authorities are still counting the total cargo, but it is “presumed to be more than a ton of cocaine,” the official added. After the aircraft was detected on a runway, a National Guard component rushed to the scene, but was repelled with shots by men that escaped in vehicles. Venezuelan authorities seized 45 tons of drugs in 2012, half of which was cocaine, according to official numbers disclosed by Reverol at the end of 2012. Venezuela is the eighth country with the most cocaine seizures in the world, with 4 percent of international cocaine trafficking concentrated there, the government reported.