The U.S. Defense Department has zeroed in on Northrop Grumman’s anti-drone defense system for short-term use.
The company’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) system was chosen as the interim command and control system for future Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial System (C-sUAS) procurements, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
The decision was taken by a board was comprised of representatives from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Special Operations Command, and senior representatives from the acquisition, technical, operational and other communities. FAAD C2 will serve as the current joint common C-sUAS C2 platform while a more permanent solution is developed.
FAAD C2 system has also been selected as the C2 system for the Army’s Initial Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) platforms. FAAD-C2 is built on the open architecture common to the Northrop Grumman all-domain C4I solution ecosystem and will ultimately converge into the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS).