BUFFALO, N.Y., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently held its seventh annual meeting for international users of its Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator (CEESIM) systems. The meeting was aimed at keeping users updated on system developments and identifying potential opportunities for improving system performance, product support and customer service. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) More than 30 military and civilian personnel from the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Norway and Turkey attended the meeting, which was held in the U.K. last month. They were joined by executives from Northrop Grumman and a team of company specialists in all aspects of CEESIM engineering, product development and support. "Aircraft defensive aid systems are a vital part of the modern battlefield environment and being able to test these electronic warfare systems in accurately simulated combat conditions is critical to mission performance," said Joe Downie, site director of Northrop Grumman's Buffalo-based Amherst Systems business unit. "This meeting provides a forum for our customers to exchange ideas and user experiences and using this input we are able to implement and enhance the capability and quality of our products. The continued support from our customers for this event and their ability to provide direct feedback to our team is invaluable." The agenda included presentations related to electronic warfare from both military and industrial user perspectives, as well as a demonstration of complex emitter programming utilizing the company's environment generation and analysis software. Also discussed were product roadmap highlights, such as the new graphical user interface, and other new product developments, such as the latest generation of CEESIM digital hardware and low-cost radio frequency (RF) synthesis technology. Additionally, steps required in upgrading and enhancing existing CEESIM systems to provide increased reliability and maintainability were covered.