Northrop Grumman to provide navigation system for German Satellite

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract from OHB System AG to supply the space inertial reference system for Germany´s SARah satellite-based radar reconnaissance system, the company said.

Northrop Grumman will supply its scalable space inertial reference Unit-L (Scalable SIRU-L) for sensor pointing/stabilization and attitude control on the SARah satellite-based radar reconnaissance system.

The company´s scalable SIRU is an industry standard control solutions supporting commercial, government and civil space missions.

At the heart of the scalable SIRU is Northrop Grumman´s patented hemispherical resonator gyro, which has more than 35 million operating hours in space without a mission failure.

Northrop Grumman is a global security company providing systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide.