The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to provide the next generation mission computer for the Marine Corps' H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Under the contract, Northrop will provide its FlightPro Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. Ike Song, vice president of the situational awareness systems business unit at Northrop Grumman states that the mission computer will improve situational awareness with "the latest computing technology and increased processing resources." Deliveries of the new computers will be completed by October 2017.
Northrop Grumman is supplying its FlightPro Gen III mission computer for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft. Photo: Northrop Grumman.