Short-Range Air Defense (SHORAD)
Next-generation, on-the-move, short-range air defence.
Northrop Grumman's SHORAD capabilities protect US and allied forces from a wide range of manned and unmanned air and missile threats. Our capabilities use sensors, weapons and command control to acquire, track, verify, engage and defeat incoming threats and are built on an open systems architecture that enables integration of a variety of sensors and solutions to defeat current and future threats. Learn more
Air Defence Systems
F-35 Lightning II
The F-35 Lightning II is a stealthy, supersonic, multi-role fighter designed to meet requirements of the United States and allied defence forces worldwide for an affordable, next-generation, multi-role fighter.
Northrop Grumman's critical role in the development, demonstration and production of F-35 include:
- Production of the center fuselage and composite components such as wing skins, nacelles and access covers.
- Design and production of the AN/APG-81 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) fire control radar.
- Design and production of the AN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System (DAS).
- Design and production of the AN/ASQ-242 Communications, Navigation and Identification (CNI) avionics suite.
- The development of mission systems and mission-planning software.
- The development of pilot and maintenance training system courseware.
DELIVERING COMBAT POWER FOR THE WARFIGHTER
Northrop Grumman has a long-standing relationship with the Polish Land Forces, providing them with the MK44 30x173 mm Bushmaster Chain Gun integrated on to the KTO Rosomak infantry fighting vehicle produced by Poland's Armaments Group. The Rosomak integration makes Poland the largest user and most extensive installed base of our MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun worldwide. This is key to providing both an overmatch capability and interoperability with allied nations. The MK44 is being integrated on to neighboring Lithuania's new infantry combat vehicle and the US Army up fitted its Germany-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment's Stryker fleet with the XM813, a variant of the MK44, featuring a heavier barrel, dual recoil dampers and the ability to fire the company's programmable air burst munition (MK310).
Poland also is the largest user of Northrop Grumman's aftermarket services. Each year, we provide maintenance and user training as well as spare parts to keep the Polish Land Forces' Rosomak fleet combat ready. Find more information on our Bushmaster Chain Guns here.
MISSION-ENHANCING CAPABILITIES THAT DELIVER A COMMON OPERATING PICTURE
One tool; many missions. A high-performance, multi-mission Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar that has a demonstrated ability to detect, track and provide 360-degree engagement quality information across a broad spectrum of threats including fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, tactical ballistic missiles, unmanned autonomous systems, and rockets, artillery and mortars. Learn more.
The Longbow Fire Control Radar and its weapons counterpart, the radar-guided, "fire and forget" Longbow Hellfire missile, enable the potent Apache attack helicopter to detect, classify and prioritise ground targets day or night, in poor weather and obscured conditions, then attack those targets with pinpoint accuracy from ranges that safeguard the lives of the aircrew. Learn more.
Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR)
Survivability and mission flexibility. Northrop Grumman's Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR) features a compact, lightweight ground-based application of the AN/APG-83 multi-mission AESA airborne fire control radar; the AN/APG-83 is in Full Rate Production for the US DoD and multiple international customers. Learn more.
Park Air M7 VHF/UHF
The Park Air M7 VHF/UHF range of software-defined radios is designed for defence forces, fulfilling a comprehensive range of demanding communication needs in fixed, maritime and deployable applications. For the best in ground-to-air communications, look no further than the Sapphire Civil portfolio and the Onyx Defence portfolio. Provided by Northrop Grumman's Air Traffic Communication subsidiary Park Air Systems Limited. Each model is highly flexible and adaptable for any ATM scenario. Learn more.
AQS-24B Minehunting System
Advanced capabilities/performance meeting the US and international Navy's current and future minehunting challenges. Northrop Grumman has three decades of in-fleet airborne mine countermeasure experience with 31 systems fielded. Learn more.
Northrop Grumman's German subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF provides a range of inertial navigation and reference systems for air, land and maritime applications. Learn more.
Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM)
AARGM is the premier supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system with advanced capability to perform the Suppression and Destruction of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD/DEAD) mission. Upgrading legacy AGM-88B/C HARM systems to AARGM provides a key capability to U.S. and allied forces to suppress and defeat enemy surface-to-air radar systems. AARGM is able to rapidly engage traditional and advanced land- and sea-based air defense threats, as well as non-radar, time-sensitive strike targets. Leveraging a digital receiver set, GPS/INS guidance, digital terrain data base and the state of the art millimeter wave (MMW) terminal guidance seeker, AARGM provides pilots with in-cockpit, real-time electronic order of battle situational awareness against today's modern surface-to-air threats.
Suppression and Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD/DEAD) is possible today through establishing Combat Mission Readiness of AARGM equipped F-16 squadrons. SEAD/DEAD is a critical component of any air defense infrastructure and a key enabler of air policing, close air support and strike operations. AARGM ensures access to anti-access/area-denial environments and preserves freedom of maneuver.
AARGM is a Full Rate Production Program of Record through a U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force international cooperative agreement with the U.S. Navy as the executive agent. AARGM is currently deployed with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps on the F/A-18C/D Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. AARGM is also integrated on the Italian Air Force's Tornado Electronic Combat aircraft and the Royal Australian Air Force EA-18G Growler.