Northrop Grumman contracted for Iraqi C-130 upgrades

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Lear Siegler Services Inc. has contracted Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) to upgrade the Iraqi air force's C-130 cargo aircraft.

U.S. company Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit was awarded a Foreign Military Sales contract to provide radar upgrades for the Iraqi air force C-130 cargo aircraft.

Under the $5.1 million deal, officials say Sperry Marine will replace obsolete radar technologies on the C-130 with new AN/APN-242 weather and navigation radars among other upgrades.

The AN/APN-242 is designed to provide "weather detection and avoidance, terrain mapping and navigation, aircraft detection, precision air drop capability and beacon/IFF (identification, friend or foe) interrogation capabilities," the release said.

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