Northrop Grumman will demonstrate undersea targeting using networked drones both above and below water at this year’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) in Panama City, Florida, August 14-18.
The demonstration will showcase Northrop Grumman’s advanced mission management and control system aligned with the Navy Common Control System vision, highlighting the benefits of an open architecture approach and demonstrating the ability to rapidly integrate multiple capabilities into a relevant mission scenario.
“Northrop Grumman is the leader in autonomous systems and development of innovative technologies,” said Jeff Hoyle, director, undersea warfare, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. “Executing undersea strike with existing technology using multi-domain autonomous platforms equipped with networked sensors and advanced mission management for command and control provides significant offensive and defensive capability in the maritime environment”.
Multiple unmanned undersea vehicles, unmanned surface vehicles and a surrogate unmanned aerial vehicle will collaboratively conduct seabed warfare in a contested environment. Autonomous systems will collect, analyze and synthesize data from numerous sensors to develop real-time targeting solutions that enable an unmanned undersea vehicle to engage an adversary’s seabed infrastructure.
“Emerging threats are changing the undersea battlespace in complex ways and at an increasing pace,” said Alan Lytle, vice president, undersea systems business unit Northrop Grumman. “Integration of our proven system of systems capabilities optimizes the deployment of our naval forces and provides commanders with a decisive advantage”.
The three day annual exercise was developed to demonstrate future Navy technologies in a collaborative, low risk environment. Government, academia and industry participants gather to showcase new capabilities to push the boundaries of what is possible in a complex environment.
Northrop Grumman demonstrated autonomous maritime domain awareness and anti-submarine warfare capabilities at last year’s ANTX exercise at Naval Undersea Warfare Command in Newport, Rhode Island, validating a range of sensors and systems using autonomous sub, surface, and air vehicles. The autonomous surface and subsurface vehicles collected data, validated contacts and processed real time data transmission to ground operators via surrogate autonomous aircraft and satellites for exploitation. Submerged targets were then engaged with air-dropped weapons demonstrating a complete detect-to-engage autonomous anti-submarine warfare capability.
Northrop Grumman has won a US Air Force contract to upgrade existing radio terminals aboard the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet and replace them with Air Force Tactical Receive System-Ruggedized (AFTRS-R) terminals. AFTRS-R assures capability for the Joint STARS fleet and those interacting with the weapon system to receive intelligence reports, including threat warnings in hostile environments, ensuring undiminished battle management in support of warfighters in the air, on the ground and at sea, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Northrop Grumman has won a $19.9 million US navy contract for engineering and analysis efforts to develop solutions for near-term emergent obsolescence issues identified for the MQ-4C Triton
Northrop Grumman and Pratt and Whitney have been awarded a $409 million contract each for next generation thermal, power, and controls. Both the contractors will develop revolutionary and innovative technologies that will conduct applied research to increase knowledge and understanding of future power, thermal and controls requirements, while advancing technology development, in an effort to prove technological feasibility and assess operability of thermal, power, and controls components and architectures through proof of principal demonstrations, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday
Northrop Grumman won nearly $179 million to provide large aircraft infrared counter measures to Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada and the United States, the Department of Defense said in a press release. "Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation [of] Rolling Meadows, Illinois has been awarded a $178,969,767 modification for large aircraft infrared counter measures (LAIRCM) calendar year 2017 base hardware buy and needed LAIRCM support," the release said on Thursday
Lockheed Martin has won $15 million worth contract to support development of the US Navys Surface Ship Undersea Warfare System, the Department of defense announced Friday. “Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $15,602,224 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-only modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5225) to exercise an option and provide incremental funding in support of the continued development, integration and production of the Navys AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare System,” the release states
Northrop Grumman is said to be nearing to buy Orbital ATK in a deal reportedly valued at an approximate $7.5 billion
Northrop Grumman is providing advanced radio frequency signal generation technology to the US Navy as part of the Next-Generation Electronic Warfare Environment Generator (NEWEG) program. Under the terms of the contract awarded by the US Navy, Northrop Grummans Amherst Systems business unit will supply its advanced Radio Frequency (RF) Generation Technology for the NEWEG program, which will provide the Navys generator with advanced threat laboratory and free space simulation capabilities, the company said in a statement Tuesday
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