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Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - HALE

    MQ-4C Triton (Contracted) [Australia]

    Programme Background Three Contracted Units In June 2018, the Government provided Second Pass (Tranche 1) Approval to procure the first of six air vehicles, supporting ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - HALE

    RQ-4 Global Hawk (Japan)

    Programme Background Selection & Contract AwardIn 2015, Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft were selected by Japan to ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - HALE

    MQ-4C Triton (Option) [Australia]

    Programme Background Four Contracted Units In the summer of 2020, Northrop Grumman announced that the Australian Government provided $333 million for three MQ-4C Tritons and associated ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    AdvaNced airCraft Infrastructure-Less Launch And RecoverY (ANCILLARY) [US]

    Programme Background Aims & Timeline As stated by DARPA, the ANCILLARY programme aims to develop and fly an X-plane that will provide a "leap-ahead" in long-endurance, ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Ship-Bourne VTOL UAV (Forecast) [South Korea]

    Programme Background Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) On 18 January 2023, Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Northop Grumman at a ...

  • Military UAS - tactical

    Future Tactical UAS (FTUAS) [USA]

    Programme Background Programme Objective The Future Tactical UAS (FTUAS) will provide a tactical ISTAR capability for US Army Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs). It is intended to ...

  • Military UAS - HALE

    MQ-4C Triton - Germany (Cancelled)

    Programme Background Germany requested to buy four MQ-4C Triton HALE UAVs from Northrop Grumman. On 5 April 2018, the US State Department announced that it ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - HALE

    MQ-4 Triton (Announced/Contracted) [USA]

    Programme Background Requirement The MQ-4C Triton programme, developed under the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) programme, required an uncrewed system to provide persistent real-time intelligence, surveillance ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Botswana Piranha IIIC 8x8 (Second Batch)

    Programme Background Botswana has operated the Piranha IIIC 8x8 platform since 2003, when it began to receive a batch of 45 from General Dynamics European ...

  • AEW&C

    E-2D (France)

    Programme Background In July 2020, France revealed its intention of buying a fleet of three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft with a $2 billion potential FMS deal, ...

  • Bomber

    B-21 Raider (USA)

    Programme Background The US DoD is developing a new long-range bomber called the B-21 Raider, previously known as LRS-B. At least 100 units are expected ...

  • Military UAS - tactical

    Project Sea 129 Phase 5 [Australia]

    Programme Background Requirement Project Sea 129 Phase 5 was intended to acquire a new ISR UAS capability for the RAN. The aircraft was required to perform ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Project Mosquito [UK]

    Programme Background Inception and Capabilities In 2019, in collaboration with the RAF, the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) released details of its new UAS ...

  • Military UAS - MALE

    Ship-Borne UAVs - JMSDF

    Programme Background Although details around the programmes remain sparse, the 2018 Mid-Term Defense Plan, or MTDP, includes three shipborne unmanned aerial systems during the next ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    CM32/33/34 Cloud Leopard 8x8

    Although the construction of 14 pre-production Cloud Leopard vehicles commenced in 2005, the programme was marred by several delays during its early years. In 2007, ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Air: Integrated cockpit systems

    H-1 Family of Avionics

    Northrop Grumman produces a family of avionics for Bell H-1-series helicopters.

  • Loitering munitions


    The Jackal is a turbojet loitering munition designed by Northrop Grumman in partnership with AeroVironment.  It features an open architecture that provides the capability to support ...

  • R-Bat

    The Rotary Bat (R-Bat) is the rotary-wing member of the Bat family of sUAS. The R-Bat was designed with Yamaha Motor USA and has been ...

  • Air: Defensive Systems - MLDS, EO/IR systems

    AN/AAQ-37 DAS

    Although not electronic warfare apparatus in the purest sense, Northrop Grumman/Raytheon’s AN/AAQ-37 optronic distributed aperture system is still tactically relevant to this mission. The AN/AAQ-37 ...

  • Major networking projects


    The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) is a C2 system designed to integrate current and future sensors. The system also improves ...

  • Air: sonar systems


    The AQS-24B is an airborne and surface minehunting system, designed for the USN and coalition partners. On 21 September 2016, it was announced that Northrop ...

  • Guided munitions

    Viper Strike

    The GBU-44/B Viper Strike is an air-launched precision guided munition (PGM) equipped with a relatively small shaped charge warhead. It has been optimised for employment ...

  • AEW&C, Maritime patrol

    E-2 Hawkeye

    The E-2 Hawkeye AEW&C; aircraft has gone through several iterations and can be operated from land, as with Egypt and Mexico, or from a carrier, ...

  • Air: Integrated cockpit systems


    Northrop Grumman is a major producer of tactical information management systems for maritime patrol, ASW, ASuW, SAR and related applications. The Northrop Grumman AN/ASN-150 and ...

  • Air: surveillance and maritime patrol radar, Air: UAS radar


    The Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar (VADER) is being developed for use with the Sky Warrior UAV to enable accurate ground moving target indication data ...

  • Air: aerial targets


    Building on the BQM-74E, the BQM-74F aerial target was developed by Northrop Grumman under a USN contract. Introduced in 2005, it has a new airframe ...

  • Air: Displays

    B-2 Multi-Function Displays

    Developed and produced by Northrop Grumman, new multi-function displays procured under the B-2 Display Modernisation Program will replace the ageing MDU-F3 screens on 20 aircraft.

  • Air: Integrated Defensive Systems

    Defensive Management System-Modernisation

    The Defensive Management System-Modernisation (DMS-M) is the overarching effort to substantially enhance the Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit strategic bomber’s Integrated Self-Protection System (ISPS) which includes ...

  • Air: Electronic Attack - Jamming


    The Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) system is an infrared (IR) countermeasure designed to defeat IR-guided Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs). It is intended to yield cost savings ...

  • Air: Defensive Systems - Radar Warning Receivers


    Northrop Grumman’s AN/ALQ-155(V) is a radar jamming system used by the US Air Force’s Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber. It provides the aircraft with 360 ...