Northrop Grumman’s counter UAS system passes test

The live fire test targeted the system’s quick integration of new sensors

One of several unmanned aerial systems that Northrop Grumman controls through its C-UAS command and control system.

Northrop Grumman Corp.’s short range Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) command and control system recently passed a live fire test that gauged its ability to integrate new sensors to defend against multiple types of attacks.

During the test, the system integrated eight sensors and six effectors simultaneously to defend against coordinated rocket, mortar, artillery and UAS attacks. The Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control served as the control system for all C-UAS assets to intercept the attacks.

“Our combat-proven Counter UAS C2 system is constantly adapting to meet current and future threats,” said Christine Harbison, vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman. “As we demonstrated, out open architecture can quickly integrate new capabilities from across the battlefield.”

FAAD C2 is deployed in several theaters of operation, conducting short range air defense, C-UAS and counter rocket, artillery and mortar missions. It will integrate into the Integrated Battle Command System, the Army’s contribution to the U.S. Department of Defense Joint All-Domain Command and Control initiative.

Northrop Grumman has several locations in Huntsville where employees design, test, manage, manufacture and deliver technologies to the U.S. military.

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