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Northrop Grumman Trials Latest Counter-Drone System for US Army

Northrop Grumman’s short-range counter-drone command and control capability has completed a live-fire test for the US Army at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.

The demonstration tested several complex systems of Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) in realistic scenarios.

During the activity, the FAAD C2 system was integrated with eight sensors and six effectors simultaneously to intercept short-range and maneuvering attacks involving drones, coordinated rockets, mortars, and artillery.

The event concluded with the system operating with a single integrated air picture of multiple aerial threats.

It also maintained situational awareness and defeated the targets by utilizing multiple effector types.

The success of the latest evaluation enables the counter-drone platform to be deployed for future US Army operations under the Integrated Battle Command System, which supports the US Department of Defense Joint All-Domain Command and Control initiative.

Furthermore, Northrop Grumman will leverage the results to develop a new software baseline comprising FAAD C2.

“Our combat-proven Counter UAS C2 system is constantly adapting to meet current and future threats,” said Christine Harbison, General Manager and Vice President of Northrop Grumman Combat Systems and Mission Readiness.

“As we demonstrated, our open architecture can quickly integrate new capabilities from across the battlefield.”

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