MEMS rotation rate sensor for diverse applications under the harshest environmental conditions
Anyone who chooses LITEF can depend upon absolute cutting-edge technology – for almost six decades, we have been producing safety. Safety means that our products and solutions have a proven track record of reliable service. If you were to ask me what our objective is, then I would give you a relatively simple answer: LITEF wishes to be the market and technology leader in the inertial systems sector, renowned for robust and reliable FOG, MEMS and Sensor Fusion solutions. We are already well on the way to achieving that objective.
LITEF is one of the leading companies in the development and manufacturing of navigation and sensor systems. The company's expertise is based on German technology for mechanical, fibre optic and micro-electro-mechanical inertial sensors. This enables ITAR-free distribution of LITEF products around the globe.
Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), the company's product range includes sensors, inertial measurement units, attitude and heading reference systems, inertial navigation systems and inertial reference systems. In close dialogue with the customer, specific product solutions are developed for measurement and navigation tasks with maximum precision and reliability requirements.
LITEF products are in use worldwide with applications ranging from civil and military aviation, land and marine applications to industrial solutions.
At LITEF, the word WE is centre stage because we wish through our decisions and our actions to contribute towards the creation of long-term benefits for customers, employees, suppliers and the region in which we operate.
We earn trust, act with ethics, integrity and transparency, treat everyone with respect, value diversity and foster safe and inclusive environments.
We own the delivery of results, focused on quality outcomes.
We work together to focus on the mission and take accountability for the sustainable success for our people, customers, shareholders, suppliers and communities.
We pioneer with fierce curiosity, dedication and innovation, we seek to solve the world’s most challenging problems
For us, compliance means more than responsible management of a company. It also entails compliance with statutory directives, government regulations, internal company guidelines and the upholding of ethical principles. For all employees, rule-compliant conduct is second nature. To uphold this, we provide training for all of our staff at regular intervals. Our Code of Conduct serves as a guide for all of our decisions and actions. With the BKMS® Whistleblower and Compliance System (Business Keeper Management System) of the external company Business Keeper GmbH, we provide a procedure for the systematic recording and processing of anonymous and non-anonymous reports. With the help of the system, so-called whistleblowers can provide information on suspected violations and criminal acts for selected topics that have been defined between the management and the works council of Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH.
We have always been considerate of equal opportunities for women and men. In March 2015, the Bundestag, German Federal Parliament, signed off on the 'Act for the equal participation of women and men in management positions'. We comply with this law, and we promote women into leadership positions by having at least one woman at executive level and at least one in the next tier of management.
At our site in Freiburg, we combine high intelligence and practical knowledge to fulfil the specific inertial solution requirements of our customers in the areas of Defence, Commercial Aviation and Industrial Solutions. In a unique technological environment, our large team of highly skilled people creates innovative sensors and systems that are dependable, even under extreme conditions.
Freiburg-based Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH is part of the globally successful Northrop Grumman Corporation.