Northrop Grumman Highlights Network-Centric Communications Capabilities at the International Data Links Symposium, Norway

By Northrop Grumman Corporation, PRNE
Sunday, September 5, 2010

LONDON, September 6, 2010 - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is participating in the
International Data Links Symposium where it will highlight its industry
leadership in battlespace communications, network-centric command and control
and tactical data link (TDL) technology.

The International Data Links Society's 2010 symposium takes place at the
Norges Varemesse Exhibition Centre, Lillestrom, near Oslo, Norway from 8-10
Sept. Northrop Grumman will be exhibiting at stand 221 460.

"Tactical data links are essential components of integrated information
networks and provide the armed forces with the ability to exchange real-time
information to ensure close co-ordination of operations, from secure voice,
data and video to picture generation and weapon assignment," said Claude
, vice president and deputy general manager of the Network
Communication Systems business unit of Northrop Grumman's Information Systems
sector. "Northrop Grumman's planning and management software is the industry
standard for TDL."

Highlighted at this year's symposium is Northrop Grumman's
internationally exportable family of network-centric command and control
systems and data link technologies including Multi-Link Service Gateway

MLSG is a modular, scalable data link processor that provides standalone
platform capability for new and existing platforms, with an upgrade path to
Link 16, Link 22 and Variable Message Format (VMF) tactical data links
(TDLs). MLSG is suitable for maritime, land, and headquarters installations.
Northrop Grumman is providing the data processor for the multilink capability
for the Anzac Class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy being developed by
Saab Systems.

Northrop Grumman's Tactical Data Link Integration Exerciser (TIGER) which
will be connected to a ViaSat multifunctional information distribution system
and communicate with the MLSG.

TIGER performs data link testing for the MLSG and JSS (Joint Interface
Control Officer (JICO) Support System) programmes by stimulating systems
under test with tactical scenarios, including Link 16, Link 11, Link 22 and
more. Analysts use the TIGER scenario developer programme to script reusable
scenarios for real-time testing.

The company's airborne executive processor (AEP) capability will also be
highlighted. The AEP provides network management for a variety of airborne
payloads including internet protocol-based radios, Gateway Manager and
software-defined radios. AEP provides the processing capability at the heart
of Northrop Grumman's Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system.

Also on display will be the Joint Tactical Command Workstation (JTCW),
Command and Control Framework (C2F) and Command and Control Compact Edition

JTCW provides ground forces units above battalion level with consistent
situational awareness, complementing Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and
Below, which provides friendly forces situational awareness at brigade-level
and below for platform-based and handheld systems. It allows operation in the
future net-enabled environment and greater interoperability for the

C2F is a new command and control architecture that supports net-centric
operations by empowering integrators, developers, and end-users to integrate
more easily disparate net-centric systems.

C2CE is a Windows Mobile(R) situation awareness tool, which obtains and
displays the Common Tactical Picture (CTP) through a wireless link to a
Command and Control PC (C2PC). Easy to use and highly responsive, C2CE gives
foot-mobile warfighters the land navigation tools they need to complete their

The local positioning and tracking system iTRACKS will also be on

Northrop Grumman operates from locations in France, Germany, Italy,
Norway and across the UK. In the UK, Northrop Grumman operates from eight
primary locations providing avionics, communications, electronic warfare
systems, marine navigation systems, unmanned ground vehicle systems, C4ISR
solutions and mission planning, IT systems and software development, cyber
security and aircraft whole life support.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose
120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in
aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical
services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

Ken Beedle (London), +44-207-747-1910, or +44-7787-174092, Ken.beedle at

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