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Northrop Grumman/Apopka awarded contract to manufacture Next Generation Handheld Targeting System for Marines


 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has selected the Northrop Grumman Corporation to manufacture the Next Generation Handheld Targeting System (NGHTS). This compact targeting device provides unparalleled precision targeting and is capable of operation in GPS-denied environments.

“NGHTS will significantly enhance the ability of Marines to identify ground targets under a wide range of conditions,” said Bob Gough, vice president, navigation, targeting and survivability at Northrop Grumman. “Connected to military networks, NGHTS can provide superior situational awareness and accurate coordinates for the delivery of effects from beyond the line of sight.”
The development of NGHTS began in 2019 at the Apopka site.

"The USMC is looking for a compact, rugged, lightweight, man-portable system that will enable marines to quickly acquire targets and perform guidance," the USMC said in its 2019 statement. "It chose Northrop Grumman to develop advanced targeting systems with the aim of delivering improved capability."

Northrop Grumman also chose its Apopka site to manufacture the device. 

The NGHTS device is capable of performing rapid target acquisition, laser terminal guidance operation and laser spot imaging functions. Its high-definition infrared sensors provide accuracy and grid capability over extended ranges. Additional features include a high-definition color display and day/night celestial compasses.

Northrop Grumman to Equip US Marine Corps with Next Generation Handheld Targeting Device

Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. 

Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American multinational aerospace and defense technology company with 90,000 employees and an annual revenue in excess of $30 billion. It is one of the world's largest weapons manufacturers and military technology providers. There are 868 companies in the Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation corporate family.

More than 250 employees work at Northrop Grumman’s Apopka site, which is a 157,7000 square foot facility on 25 acres. Northrop Grumman has had a facility in Apopka for over 50 years, according to Gough.

Northrop Grumman, NGHTS, US Marine Corps, Next Generation Handheld Targeting System, Apopka


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