Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

Front page

Northrop Grumman extends agreement with Bell Helicopter to supply navigation system

Northrop Grumman Corporation has entered into an agreement with Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, to supply its LCR-100 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) for the Bell 412 helicopter through 2017.

Produced by Northrop Grumman Navigation and Maritime Systems Division's subsidiary in Germany, Northrop Grumman LITEF, the LCR-100 AHRS is a widely used system that has been in service on numerous rotorcraft and fixed-wing platforms since its inception in 2008. The LCR-100 provides the aircraft with critical flight control and navigation data.

"Since the late 1990s, our involvement with Bell Helicopter on the B412 has been one of the cornerstones of our success," said Eckehardt Keip, managing director for Northrop Grumman LITEF. "This extension of our long-term agreement strengthens Northrop Grumman's commitment to Bell Helicopter and we look forward to continuing our support of this proven platform."

The LCR‑100 employs a fibre-optic gyro-based inertial measurement unit and an advanced micro-electromechanical system triad accelerometer. The unit has a high-performance directional gyro mode, which minimizes compass errors, and exceeds the Technical Standard Order/ European Technical Standard Order (TSO/ETSO) C5e/f non-magnetic, gyro-stabilized drift requirement, enabling improved operation at extreme latitudes.

Press release issued by Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH on February 25, 2014


 Contact details from our directory:
Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Inertial Components & Systems, Fibre Optic Gyroscopes, Accelerometers, RVSM Equipment
Bell Helicopter Textron Airframer


 Related aircraft programs:
Bell 412EP


 Related directory sectors:
Navigation Aids (Airborne)
Indicators and Instruments

Enhanced listings:

Valence Surface Technologies
The leading metal processing company serving the global aerospace industry. Valence’s ten facilities offer full-service capabilities: NDT, shot peen, chemical processing, paint, and other coatings.

Quintus Technologies
Quintus Technologies is a global leading provider of high pressure fluid cell presses and hydroform deep-draw presses for sheet metal forming

Victrex Plc
New VICTREX® AE250 composites and hybrid molding technology are changing the equation in Aerospace composites – find out more!

United Performance Metals
A global distributor and processor of titanium products for over 40 years, and a leading supplier to the aerospace industry

Samuel, Son & Co.
Looking for a quality metals supplier? Samuel can provide Aircraft Quality metals that meet Commercial and Military specifications

See our advertising tariff.


Monthly page limit exceeded. Please buy a subscription.

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2016. Terms & Conditions of reading.