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Northrop Grumman counter-UAS architecture impresses in live-fire trials

25th November 2022 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


FAAD C2 integrates sensors and effectors to defeat a range of weapons. (Photo: Northrop Grumman)

The US Army live-fire test evaluated the performance of the C-UAS system of systems before operational use.

Northrop Grumman’s counter-UAS (C-UAS) command and control (C2) system has completed its most complex test to date, being used to intercept weapons during live-fire trials.

In trials at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, the Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) acted as the C2 system for C-UAS assets to detect and intercept a range of targets.

During the trial, FAAD C2 was integrated with eight sensors and six effectors to simultaneously defend against coordinated rocket, artillery, mortar and UAS attacks.

FAAD C2 demonstrates counter-drone interface

The system provided a single integrated air picture to provide situational awareness and identify, evaluate, and defeat targets.

FAAD C2 is deployed in several operational theatres conducting short-range air defence, C-UAS, counter-rocket, artillery and mortar missions.

Completing the FAAD C2 activities allows Northrop Grumman to release a new software baseline, including new C-UAS capabilities. 

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