Defining Possible at Sea
Northrop Grumman is a leader in the design, development and production of advanced naval systems.
Anti-Ship Missile Defense
The AN/SPQ-9B is a multimode X-band pulse Doppler radar that detects all known and projected sea skimming missiles. The multimission radar is designed to detect small, fast-moving targets in the presence of clutter from ocean waves, rain and land returns, as well as chaff and jamming.
Northrop Grumman is helping to write an exciting new chapter in maritime Electronic warfare (EW). Drawing on a rich heritage in the design and development of EW systems and solutions stretching back 60 years, the company is pushing the technological boundaries to bring a new set of advanced capabilities to the warfighter.
Northrop Grumman offers resilient full-spectrum cyber solutions across every domain for a decisive advantage. Built on strong mission partnerships, our integrated capabilities give cyber warfighters the defensive and offensive edge they need against evolving threats.
Very Lightweight Torpedo for the US Navy
Torpedoes are a lifeblood of attacking submarines, as well as for submarines to deploy when engaging with surface ships. Submarines usually fire large, heavy weight torpedoes, which are long range, high power and very stealthy as they travel. Northrop Grumman has successfully manufactured and tested the first industry-built Very Lightweight Torpedo (VLWT) for the U.S. Navy.
Northrop Grumman was the first to field electro-optic mine identification and developed the first long-range synthetic aperture sonar for mine warfare, the first mine warfare unmanned surface vessel (jointly with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center) and mine warfare unmanned underwater vehicles.
Northrop Grumman navigation technology provides optimum situational awareness for the ships' watch officers in carrying out their missions. Multifunctional Workstations are available to combine all nautical functions with a further option for integrating specific military applications and other ship system operations. Having all data processed simultaneously at all workstations not only simplifies works, it also increases level of safety and enables full flexibility for data access from any place on the bridge. The multi-function workstations provide high scalability for individual configurations, ranging from stand-alone radars to full integrated workplaces and future system extensions.
Northrop Grumman has three decades of in-fleet airborne mine countermeasure experience with 27 systems fielded. The company was the first to field electro-optic mine identification, and developed the first long-range synthetic aperture sonar for mine warfare, the first mine warfare unmanned surface vessel (jointly with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center) and mine warfare unmanned underwater vehicles.
Networks and Enterprise Services
Northrop Grumman's Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) solution offers considerable cost and performance improvements over existing shipboard networks including a cyber-hardened, flexible architecture to securely deliver mission-critical C4I applications. CANES will consolidate and modernize shipboard, submarine and shore-based command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) network systems to increase capability and affordability across the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erica Bechard)