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October 5, 2012

Northrop Grumman’s electronic support measures system for the P-8A Poseidon receives official nomenclature

The Northrop Grumman Electronic Support Measures system for the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft has officially been designated the AN/ALQ-240(V)1.

Assigning nomenclature is an important discriminator that indicates the system is unique from existing systems in the U.S. inventory.

“The awarding of the official nomenclature to our ESM system for the P-8A is significant for Northrop Grumman and the P-8A program and supports transition to production,” said Paul Kalafos, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s Surveillance Systems business unit. “The system will contribute to a powerful maritime surveillance capability for the Navy.”

The AN/ALQ-240(V)1 electronic support measures system will provide a significant increase in capability for operations in the complex maritime battlespace. The adaptive tuning, precise direction finding and geolocation capabilities of the ALQ-240(V)1 will allow P-8A aircrews to detect and identify radar and other electronic threats to the aircraft and Navy vessels.

To date, Boeing and its team, which includes Northrop Grumman, have delivered three production P-8As to the Navy. Initial operational capability is scheduled for 2013.
In addition to the AN/ALQ-240(V)1, Northrop Grumman provides the P-8A platform’s proven early warning self-protection system, commonly referred to as EWSP, and the embedded global positioning system/inertial navigation system.




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