Northrop Grumman has been awarded an 18-month direct contract by the US Air Force (USAF) to produce millicomputer replacement (MCR) 1553 processors.
The MCR-1553 is equipped with an onboard memory for recording in-flight data and to provide Ethernet communications for advanced interface with other systems on the host aircraft.
The new processor will replace the aging core memory in the USAF ALQ-131 electronic countermeasures pod used on both the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the A-10 Thunderbolt fighter jets.
Northrop Technical Services MCR-1553 programme manager Les Walraven said the processor will provide enhanced processing and communication capability to meet the current and future threat requirements for the ALQ-131.
How well do you really know your competitors?
Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.
Your download email will arrive shortly
Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample
We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below formBy GlobalData