Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS)
We provide an integrated, layered solution, from sensing to intercept.
Defining Possible Against Unmanned Aerial Systems
When it comes to countering unmanned aerial system (UAS) threats that are proliferating across the modern battlefield, there is no ‘silver bullet’ solution.
Northrop Grumman believes that a strong defense against Unmanned Aerial System Threats requires a comprehensive, end-to-end approach. We are uniquely capable of providing an integrated, layered solution across the kill chain. Our C-UAS architecture and system of systems approach starts with sensing and tracking. It delivers a layered defense that includes a full complement of kinetic and non-kinetic effects, aerial and ground sensors and the battle-hardened, proven and deployed Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) system. FAAD C2 was recently selected by the Department of Defense (DoD) as the system of choice for Counter-small UAS. Ultimately, our approach creates a fully networked battlespace that connects, integrates and optimizes every-sensor/best-effector operations.
Sensors and Radars
To stay one-step ahead of the enemy, the modern battlefield requires the most advanced technologies that offer industry-leading performance in clutter-rich, contested environments. Northrop Grumman’s all-seeing radars – AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR, HAMMR, and the AN/TPS-80 Long Range Radar provide a complete, operational picture and unambiguous view of the battlespace to help warfighters make better decisions when it matters most.
Medium Caliber Systems
Northrop Grumman, a developer, producer and integrator of medium caliber gun and ammunition system for land, air, sea-based combat platforms is uniquely experienced to deliver kinetic effectors for both dedicated and non-dedicated systems that can defeat class 1 and 2 drones, as well as small land and surface water vehicles.
Lasers and Directed Energy
Northrop Grumman is a leader in high-power directed energy technology for a variety of platforms operating in multiple domains. Our advance high-energy laser weapon system enables on-the-move, rapid, precise target engagements.
Command & Control: Forward Area Air Defense C2
Northrop Grumman has been the prime contractor for FAAD C2, the U.S. Army’s short range air defense (SHORAD) C2 program of record, since 1986. Deployed in several theaters of operation for the C-UAS and C-RAM (Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar) missions, FAAD C2’s proven performance and flexibility enables easy integration with available senors, effectors and warning systems to launch rapid, real-time defense against short range and maneuvering threats. Our open architecture approach enables any-sensor-best-effector operations keep pace as threats evolve.
Fully Integrated Systems
The Mobile – Acquisition, Cueing and Effector (M-ACE) System, is a modular, on-the-move C-UAS solution supporting both military and homeland defense. Utilizing an open- architecture software system, the M-ACE system integrates with hundreds of sensors and cameras, and can fit onto a variety of vehicle platforms.
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