The RQ-4 Global Hawk autonomous aircraft system is the premier provider of persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information. Able to fly at high altitudes for more than 30 hours, Global Hawk is designed to gather near-real-time, high-resolution imagery of large areas of land in all types of weather, day or night.
Global Hawk has amassed more than 250,000 flight hours with missions flown in support of military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, North Africa and the greater Asia-Pacific region. The system will provide an affordable platform, delivering mission-critical information to Korea.
In active operation with the U.S. Air Force since 2001, Global Hawk sees potential threats to allow commanders to gain greater understanding of an area of interest. These same intelligence-gathering capabilities also allow civil authorities greater ability to respond to natural disasters, conduct search-and-rescue operations and gather weather and atmospheric data to help forecasters predict the paths of storms.
Northrop Grumman offers a fully integrated digital avionics mission equipment package that is safe, affordable, agile and scalable for platform modernization. We are providing cutting-edge, advanced technology for U.S. military avionics upgrade programs, enabling increased capabilities. Northrop Grumman is on contract to develop an advanced cockpit for the UH-60V aircraft, upgrading the UH-60L platforms to a modern, digital standard.
Our open architecture solution can also be applied to the Republic of Korea's upgrade of its UH-60P fleet, extending the life of the fleet, countering obsolescence, preserving investment in the platform, and enabling future growth in mission capabilities. The result is standardization across the Republic of Korea's military aircraft fleet, interoperability with the U.S. Army's fleet, and a cost-effective avionics solution over a program's life cycle, including reduced maintenance costs. Meanwhile, warfighters will benefit from improved situational awareness and mission safety as well as reduced pilot workload.
Northrop Grumman values establishing long-term partnerships with our customers to enable them to perform upgrades and modifications in-country, independently, without having to involve the original equipment manufacturer, resulting in cost and time savings. We support authorized technology transfer and expansion of capabilities in country to benefit the local economy and labor market, positioning Korea to expand its aircraft upgrade business across the global market.
IAMD is a multilayered missile defense system-of-systems, providing capabilities across air, land, sea and space domains. Northrop Grumman has unmatched expertise in complex air and missile defense systems and is the prime contractor for the U.S. Army's IAMD programs of record, including:
Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD)
IAMD is a multilayered missile defense system-of-systems, providing capabilities across air, land, sea and space domains. Northrop Grumman has unmatched expertise in complex air and missile defense systems and is the prime contractor for the U.S. Army's IAMD programs of record
Both systems feature mission-critical features, including open, multi-domain architecture that enables interoperability, integration and affordability. By using these systems, our revolutionary IAMD approach allows for more flexible defense designs and smaller forces to be deployed while increasing protection area.
IBCS is the sole U.S. government-approved solution for interoperable IAMD C2 for allies and coalition forces. The system provides an enhanced common operating picture for air and missile defense warfighters and commanders and delivers "any sensor, best effector" capabilities. IBCS is designed to replace older, outdated C2 systems and infrastructure of heritage programs as well as integrate current and future sensors and weapon systems for the most cutting-edge IAMD possible.
Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for this revolutionary IAMD system that allows for more flexible defense designs and smaller forces to be deployed while increasing protection area. IBCS' open system architecture is foundational to enabling joint interoperability, making it a cost-effective solution to defend against an increasingly complex threat.