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Northrop Grumman UAS Mission Management Control System completes successful flight demonstration - News

February 07, 2013
SAN DIEGO. The first successful flight of the RQ-4 Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) using Open Architecture (OA)-based Command and Control (C2) software and hardware has been completed by Northrop Grumman. Developed by Northrop’s Common Mission Management System (CMMS), the Mission Management Control System (MMCS) used in the demonstration is an open standards-based common hardware and software architecture intended for implementation across UAS platforms to ease training requirements and increase effectiveness. Held in December, the flight demonstration, was part of the Ground Station Technical Refresh contract and was sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Global Hawk Program Office.

Army orders small, hand held targeting system from Northrop Grumman - News

January 14, 2013
APOPKA, FL. Northrop Grumman won an Army contract to deliver Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices (HHPTDs) to the U.S. Army. The targeting system weighs less than 5.5 pounds and enables a greater degree of precision than prior systems.

Infrared laser countermeasure technology for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft developed by Northrop Grumman, Pranalytica - News

January 10, 2013
APOPKA, FL. – A new variant of the All Semiconductor Airborne Laser Threat Terminator (ASALTT) that hosts a high power, high brightness Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) module has been announced by Northrop Grumman. The ASALTT family is a group of infrared countermeasure systems deployed on rotary and fixed-wing military aircraft. The QCL was integrated into the platform in conjunction with Pranalytica, Inc., who customized the performance and properties of the QCL for the new laser design.

Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS completes carrier-based testing - News

December 20, 2012
NAPLES, Italy. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) experimental naval drone has completed its first tests aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. After a two-week series of tests aboard the U.S.S. Harry S. Truman, the X-47B proved engineering and mechanical compatibility with nuclear-powered aircraft-bearing vessels. The drone and similar Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) could eventually transport cargo to ships deployed at sea, carry out surveillance and reconnaissance runs, and conduct aerial assault missions. It is expected to conduct land-and-launch exercises in early 2013, which would be the first UAV flight from a carrier.

Version 2.0 of Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense BCS software released - News

December 11, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Northrop Grumman Corp. engineers unleashed Version 2.0 of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) software for the U.S. Army.

Northrop Grumman begins production of Triton UAS fuselage - News

November 15, 2012
Moss Point, Mississippi – Northrop Grumman began production on the fuselage of the newest line of Navy Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), the Triton high-altitude surveillance drone, on Tuesday at their Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point, Mississippi. Upon completion, Triton platforms will be able to maintain flight times of up to 24 hours across distances of up to 2,000 miles.

Titus UGV announced by Northrop Grumman - News

October 19, 2012
Remotec, a division of Northrop Grumman, announced the Titus Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) on Wednesday. The multi-mission Andros robot equipped with a touchscreen control interface is equipped with semi-autonomous ordnance acquittal of dangerous materials.