By Company (Northrop Grumman)


October 2016

August 2016

DARPA WIRED Program Aims to Move Infrared Detectors to a New Level

Multi-megapixel infrared imaging at room temperature for wafer-level scalable FPAs at low-cost

June 2016

APS Systems: A Future Big Market for Infrared FPAs?

Active Protection Systems (APS) for armored vehicles are becoming a necessity as rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-armor munitions become more effective against even the best armor. In APS systems an incoming round is detected and tracked and a counter munition is fired to destroy the round before it can damage the vehicle.

In the most recent systems, infrared FPAs are being used.

May 2016

St. Johns Optical Licenses Lead Selenide Detector FPA Technologies

Solution deposited and thermal vapor deposited.

February 2016

October 2015

Northrop Grumman Wins CIRCM Award

And a Big Win for Selex ES MCT FPAs

April 2014

December 2013

October 2013

September 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

July 2012

April 2012

June 2011

May 2011

January 2011

December 2010

New Advanced Targeting Pod Moves to Megapixel FPAs

Northrop Grumman is Back in the Game

June 2010

March 2010

December 2009

“4th Generation” Targeting Pods

Northrop Grumman’s Litening G4 Jumps Ahead

November 2009

Army Makes a Second Laser Targeting Locator Module (LTLM) Award

Northrop Grumman Wins with its Mark VIIE

October 2009

September 2009

May 2009

December 2008

BAE Systems PbSe Development

Company Pursues Military, Commercial Markets

October 2008

June 2008

Lead Salts Make a Comeback

Imaging lead salt FPAs are poised to make a comeback for niche military applications after having almost disappeared from view.

Last month the U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman (Rolling Meadows) a 20 month $6.1 million contract to continue development on a two-color uncooled, midwave, Lead Selenide (PbSe) Passive Infrared Cueing System (PICS).

May 2008

April 2008

L-3 Buying Northrop Grumman’s Electro-Optical Systems Business

L-3 Communications has signed an agreement to acquire Northrop Grumman's Electro-Optical Systems (EOS) business for $175 million in cash. The EOS business had 2007 revenues of approximately $190 million in night vision goggles, weapons sights, driver viewers, image intensifier tubes and applied optics products.

October 2007

Megapixel Airborne Targeting

Northrop Grumman is preparing its latest Litening AT targeting pod for flight tests in November. The new Litening AT (currently called 4th Gen Litening) makes use of a 1024 x 1024 InSb FPA (18 µm pixels) detector module (made by FLIR/Indigo), a 1024 x 1024 CCD visible sensor, a new dual-band laser designator and range finder, laser spot tracker and infrared laser marker.

September 2007

February 2006

Coast Guard SeeCoast to Extend Port Protection

The U.S. Coast Guard’s SeeCoast port surveillance program is adding infrared and electro-optic cameras to the Port Security and Monitoring System so as to detect, classify and track vessels.