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