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Northrop Grumman demonstrates new sensor capability for the emerging battlespace

Our Converged Sensor integrates four critical mission capabilities – sense, effect/jam, inject and communicate. Our open systems gateway warrants bi-directional, end-to-end communications, enabling non-kinetic / kinetic collaborative operations. Credit: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully demonstrated a new multifunction, converged sensing capability for the US Government. The new “all-in-one” sensor capability rapidly closes the Observe, Orient, Decide and Act (OODA) loop by integrating four critical mission capabilities: sense, effect/jam, inject and communicate.

The demonstration, conducted at PAX River Military Installation in Maryland, showcased how Northrop Grumman’s Converged Sensor integrates sensing and effecting technology while incorporating third-party hardware and software in an open-architecture, platform-agnostic system. The modeled-mission scenario included Ground Radio Frequency test equipment like that of peer and-near-peer adversaries.

“The new ‘speed of fight’ is driving a need for a converged sensing capability to use across mission operations and multiple domains,” said Jennifer Walsmith, vice president of Cyber and Information Solutions, Northrop Grumman. “This demonstration showed that our Converged Sensor can effectively share and receive operational data with multiple platforms and command nodes through a standard open systems gateway.”

The Northrop Grumman converged sensor architecture with core hardware and software-defined open systems approaches, can be used across all domains and platforms in air, space, ground, maritime and cyberspace.


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