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US Army Awards Northrop Grumman $17.6M to Upgrade Lasers

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APOPKA, Fla., July 16, 2019 — Northrop Grumman Corp. has received a $17.6 million award from the U.S. Army to upgrade the Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder 2H (LLDR 2H), which will be retrofitted with high-accuracy sensors.

The modernization of the LLDR 2H man-portable targeting system features Northrop Grumman’s thermal diode pumping technology for designation, which consumes less power than older lasers while yielding greater output energy and lower beam divergence.

The LLDR 2H hybrid sensor solution fuses data from a digital magnetic compass and celestial navigation sensors to provide high-accuracy target location and long-range imaging to allow warfighters greater leverage to shape the field of engagement. Interconnectivity within the digitized battlefield enables the operator to use LLDR 2H to quickly acquire, locate, and designate high-value targets.

More than 2700 LLDR systems have been delivered and put in the field for use.

Northrop Grumman is a security company that provides systems, products, and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR (command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance), space, strike, and logistics and modernization to worldwide customers.

Photonics.com
Jul 2019
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