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Northrop Grumman Produces G-2000 Tactical Gyroscope; Brandon White Quoted

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has produced its 75,000th G-2000 gyroscope, the smallest tactical-grade gyroscope for commercial and military customers, the company reported on Thursday. The G-2000 has advanced performance and accuracy, sensing orientation for stabilization and targeting applications.

“This milestone is a confirmation of the consistently reliable performance that the G-2000 offers for customers seeking high accuracy for a variety of missions,” said Brandon White, vice president, navigation and positioning systems, Northrop Grumman. “With its small form factor, the G-2000 provides a truly versatile solution for guiding and stabilization at a low cost.”

Northrop Grumman’s G-2000 is the smallest dynamically-tuned gyroscope produced, featuring high performance, small size and reliability. The gyroscope is enhanced by a servo-electronics card that maximizes performance.

The G-2000 two-axis gyroscope provides a mean time between failure (MTBF) of more than 100 thousand hours. It can withstand high vibration and high shock environments of up 750g, which is not available with fiber-optic or micro-electro-mechanical gyroscopes.

Northrop Grumman’s G-2000 has been integrated on missiles, including the Patriot Advanced Capability-3, Harpoon and AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles as well as a variety of other applications.

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