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Smiths Aerospace Selected for E-2D Systems.

GRAND RAPIDS Grand Rapids, city (1990 pop. 189,126), seat of Kent co., SW central Mich., on the Grand River; inc. 1850. The second largest city in the state, it is a distribution, wholesale, and industrial center for an area that yields fruit, dairy products, farm produce, , Mich. -- Northrop Grumman has selected Smiths Aerospace to provide the flight management and integrated standby instrument systems for the E-2D Hawkeye. The System Design & Development (SDD (Software Design Description) The architecture of an information system. See IDD. ) contract is valued at more than $4 million, with a program potential of at least $30 million. Deliveries of the systems will continue through 2006, with production starting in mid-2009.

This is the first E-2 to have a flight management system (FMS FMS - Flexible Manufacturing System (factory automation). ) capability, which reduces crew workload, improves mission effectiveness, and includes modular interoperability with proven civil and military FMS functionality that results in life cycle savings. The FMS enables compliance with the global air space requirements allowing the E-2D to operate in national/international airspace. The integrated standby instrument system will enable the pilot or co-pilot to fly the aircraft to safety in case of an incident with the primary flight displays. This system provides a proven commercial-off-the-shelf solution, which offers higher reliability as well as lower weight. These systems are being supplied as part of the E-2D integrated navigation, controls and displays system.

In addition to the E-2, Smiths flight management system is on the new P-8A MMA (Microcomputer Managers Association, Inc.) A membership organization with chapters throughout the U.S. that was devoted to educating personnel responsible for personal computers. It disbanded in 1996.

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4. Smiths Aerospace supplies the following products for the E-2D:

--Flight management system

--Data acquisition transfer, digital data set

--Integrated standby instrument system

--Cockpit control panels

--Shut-off / isolation valves

The E-2 Hawkeye is the U.S. Navy's all-weather, carrier-based tactical airborne warning and control system The Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) is an aircraft system designed to carry out surveillance, and C2BM (command and control, battle management) functions.  platform. It provides all-weather airborne early warning The detection of enemy air or surface units by radar or other equipment carried in an airborne vehicle, and the transmitting of a warning to friendly units. Also called AEW.  and command and control functions for the carrier battle group. E-2D ground test is schedule for late 2007 and flight test in 2009. Fifty-four E-2D's are to be built for the U.S. Navy plus potential international variants.

Smiths Aerospace is a leading transatlantic aerospace equipment and systems company, with more than 10,000 employees and $2 billion sales globally. Smiths Aerospace, a part of Smiths Group plc, holds key positions in the supply chains of all major military and civil aircraft and engine manufacturers and is a world-leader in digital, electrical power, mechanical systems, engine components and customer services.
Jennifer Villarreal, Communications Manager
3290 Patterson Ave. S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49512-1991
T. 616 241 8643 -- M. 616 617 7755

Heather Cox, Director / VP Marketing Communications
765 Finchley Road, London, NW11 8DS
T. 44 20 8457 8336 -- M. 44 771 350 5560
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