November 17, 2014
Northrop Grumman awarded contract to supply new mission computer for Marine Corps H-1 Helicopter upgrades
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for the Marine Corps’ H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will provide FlightPro Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH‑1Z aircraft. These aircraft will be the first to benefit from the latest model in the FlightPro product line. Deliveries will be completed by October 2017. The lightweight FlightPro Gen III mission computer integrates advanced mission, weapons and video processing capabilities into a conduction-cooled, high-performance airborne computer. Northrop Grumman will now provide identical mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft that make up the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons, resulting in greater cost efficiency and simplified logistics for deployed forces.