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Northrop Lands LLDR Work

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APOPKA, Fla., July 30, 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corp. has received a $91 million contract from the US Army to provide more than 300 of its lightweight laser designator rangefinder (LLDR) systems, which can recognize targets, find the range to a target  and calculate grid coordinates, laserdesignator.jpgthen provide the information to other so-called digital battlefield systems.

The lightweight laser designator rangefinder system provides targeting capability for laser-guided, GPS-guided and conventional weapons. (Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman Corp., 2007)

 The LLDRs provide targeting capability for laser-guided, GPS-guided and conventional munitions. They can also be used with semiactive laser-guided munitions and laser spot trackers.

The order is part of a previously awarded $336 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for lightweight laser designator rangefinder components. Work will be performed in Apopka, Fla., and is expected to be completed by 2009.

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