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December 14, 2016
 

Northrop Grumman delivers 30,000th LN-200 inertial measurement unit

Northrop Grumman has delivered the 30,000th LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit, a lightweight and highly reliable navigation aid that supports a broad range of applications.

Northrop Grumman in Woodland Hills, Calif., has reached a significant milestone by delivering its 30,000th LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit.

Used for some of the most challenging applications on earth and beyond, the LN-200 is critical for image stabilization, antenna and instrument pointing, flight control rate sensing, attitude/heading referencing, airborne geo-mapping, and inertial navigation support. 

In high-rate production since 1994, the LN-200 has been delivered to more than 100 customers worldwide. It continues to be the preferred choice for high-performance tactical grade IMUs and has been used on a variety of platforms, including the Mars Rovers, commercial launch vehicles supporting the International Space Station, fighter aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, missiles and multiple land-based commercial platforms, including oil and gas pipeline inspection equipment.

Northrop Grumman’s LN-200 is a small, lightweight, highly reliable fiber-optic IMU. It features three fiber-optic gyros and three silicon micro-electromechanical system accelerometers in a compact package that measures velocity and angle changes. The LN200 is hermetically sealed and contains no moving parts, ensuring low noise, high reliability and extended shelf life.

“The LN-200 has proven its performance through more than 20 years and has contributed to Northrop Grumman’s status as a supplier of choice for best-in-class IMUs,” said Dean Ebert, vice president, navigation and positioning systems, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. “We continue to invest in production and capability improvements to the LN-200 IMU to ensure cutting-edge capabilities and excellent value for customers.”

Additionally, the LN-200 is a versatile IMU that is offered in a variety of configurations and price points to meet diverse customer needs and operating requirements.




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