Northrop Grumman has demonstrated advanced vehicle Active Protection System (APS) technologies against Anti-Tank Guided Munitions (ATGMs) during the US Army’s Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC) sponsored Soft-kill Rodeo in Huntsville between October 5-31.
The “Rodeo” was developed to demonstrate and test soft-kill capability against real world threats. Using its Passive Infrared Cueing Sensors system, Northrop Grumman successfully generated threat warning of inbound ATGMs and provided a cue for the soft kill countermeasure system (SKCM), the company said in a statement Tuesday.
The MEOS identified and countered all types of threats fired at its APS system, making this the fourth consecutive time the system has performed well in field tests to defeat threats.
'Soft' kill systems are divided into on-board and expendable countermeasures broken down into two 'pre-emptive action' that is directed to generally prevent lock-on of a threat sensor; which alters the signature of the target by either concealing the platform signature or enhancing the signature of the background.
'Reactive action' countermeasures focus on breaking the lock of a threat already homing in on a certain target and focuses on signature limitation, augmentation or reduction.
Northrop Grumman has won a $3.6 billion United States Air Force (USAF) indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $3.6 billion contract for Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures (LAIRCM) equipment and support
Northrop Grumman has won a $49 million modification to an existing contract for long-lead parts and associated support for the Full Rate Production (FRP) of two Lot 7 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Work is expected to be completed by December 2023, Unites States Department of Defense said in a statement Monday
Northrop Grumman has won $55 million modification contract to supply five Fire Scout MQ-8C unmanned air systems and two lightweight fuel cells to the US Navy. According to the company, Fire Scout is an autonomous helicopter system that conducts Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Target-acquisition (ISR&T), laser designation, and battle management to tactical users without relying on manned aircraft or space-based assets
Northrop Grumman has won $149.6 million modification contract to exercise Option Year One for Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, payload operations and sustainment
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