C4ISR


What is C4ISR?

C4ISR, or Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, brings together arguably the most important elements of the infrastructure of global national security into a single, memorable term. C4ISR can be defined as the web of platforms, payloads, sensors and other systems that inform and connect warfighters and first responders.



C4ISR: An Ugly Acronym for a Key to Global Security

Perhaps it was someone's dark sense of humor, but whoever created the acronym 'C4ISR' surely did so with a wry smile. As an acronym, it almost single-handedly makes the case that defense and security agencies have an unhealthy appetite for unsightly abbreviations. READ MORE »

C4ISR: An Ugly Acronym for a Key to Global Security



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Why C4ISR Matters

Because innovative C4ISR provides a decisive advantage to the warfighter.

C4ISR systems connect people and systems to ensure faster, better decisions and actions, resulting in mission success.

With advanced, agile mission systems, defense forces sense, share, decide and act faster than adversaries, and with greater assurance. When seconds are the difference between success and failure, our integrated mission solutions enable forces to know, decide and respond at outcome-changing speeds.


Assuring Complete Communication

Northrop Grumman is working to provide radio communication systems to route traffic out in the field that helps protect our armed forces.





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How is C4ISR making a difference to the mission?

Today C4ISR systems are helping solve the world's toughest security challenges through ground-breaking software and highly advanced and constantly-evolving technology.

The key to effective C4ISR is optimizing the functionality and interoperability of land, sea, air and space systems to rapidly turn data and intelligence into mission-winning action.


Vanguard Family of Radars

Vanguard Family of Radars

Can be easily scaled and applied to multiple missions and platforms.


Triton

MQ-4C Triton

Providing real-time ISR over vast ocean and coastal regions.


Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)

Assured-PNT

Positioning systems overcoming any challenge.


Military Health

Military Health

We combine deep military and health expertise to advance the delivery of care and comprehensive health services.



At Northrop Grumman we're harnessing the disruptive force of digital transformation. We're creating mission-winning technologies that deliver unmatched strategic advantage to warfighters as they protect freedom across land, sea, air, space and cyber space.



Protected Satellite Communications

Protected Satellite Communications

Northrop Grumman contributions critical to fourth AEHF satellite launch for the US Air Force.


Maritime Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare

Maritime Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare

Spectrum superiority in the maritime domain


Space-Based Infrared System

Space-Based Infrared System

Delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to key decision makers.


Army Avionics

Army Avionics

The most advanced avionics solutions to enable the complex missions






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C4ISR In the News

Because innovative C4ISR provides a decisive advantage to the warfighter. READ MORE »


Sensing the Future

Sensing the Future

How advances in semiconductors are powering the multi-domain battlespace

Northrop Grumman Releases Next Generation Maritime Inertial Navigation System

Northrop Grumman Releases Next Generation Maritime Inertial Navigation System

Northrop Grumman has released SeaFIND™, a next generation maritime inertial navigation system.

Australia to Purchase Second Triton Aircraft

Australia to Purchase Second Triton Aircraft

How advances in semiconductors are powering the multi-domain battlespace





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Our C4ISR Heritage

Beginning in 1932 with the Grumman SF-1 scout aircraft making its first flight to present day radars, sensors, artificial intelligence and more, Northrop Grumman is and has been a leader in C4ISR. LEARN MORE »


Our C4ISR Heritage
Our C4ISR Heritage
Our C4ISR Heritage




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C4ISR Careers

Every day, we work to secure the world, from under the sea to the land, to the air and into outer space.

Our 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in 21 countries around the globe demonstrate commitment and excellence in engineering, manufacturing, cybersecurity, business management, information technology and project management.

Northrop Grumman’s culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work. Our employees use their insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. And we are not only part of history, we’re making history.

Learn more about Life at Northrop Grumman




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