Northrop Grumman delivers 25,000th electro-optic laser system to US Army

Jan. 30, 2012
Apopka, FL--The Laser Systems business unit of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) recently delivered its 25,000th electro-optic laser system in support of US warfighters since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Apopka, FL--The Laser Systems business unit of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) recently delivered its 25,000th electro-optic laser system in support of US warfighters since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The electro-optic laser systems allow troops to perform surveillance, identify and engage threats at safe distances, accurately position troops, and engage enemies while limiting collateral damage and protect troops being transported in hostile areas. Currently deployed systems include man-portable products such as the Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder (LLDR) and the Mark VII and Mark VIIE laser target locators; ground vehicle products such as the M1 Abrams Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder and the Sight Integrated Rangefinder for Stryker vehicles; and airborne products such as the Target Acquisition Designation Site for Apache helicopters and lasers for weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles and helicopters; and Viper countermeasures lasers for the AN/AAQ-24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasures system used to protect soldiers transported into and away from combat zones.

The company's electro-optic laser systems have provided long-term support to the US Army to help the warfighters accomplish their missions, says Gordon Stewart, vice president and general manager of the Laser Systems business unit. The company is committed to providing next-generation systems that will continue to help our troops accomplish their mission and return home safely, he says.

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