Monday, July 29, 2013
SAN DIEGO -- Northrop Grumman delivered its 100th communications, navigation and identification (CNI) system to Lockheed Martin for integration into the F-35. The AN/ASQ-242 CNI provides pilots with the capability of more than 27 avionics functions. It allows the simultaneous operation of multiple functions, including Identification Friend or Foe, navigation, and various voice and data communications. Northrop Grumman also produces the center fuselage, radar and electro-optical subsystem, software and more for the F-35. (Source: Northrop Grumman, 07/29/13) Gulf Coast note: The F-35 Integrated Training Center is at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.