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Northrop Grumman demonstrates the future for deep-sensing for the US Army


Northrop Grumman Demonstrates the Future for Deep-Sensing for the U.S. Army
The CRJ-700 jet was used at EDGE ‘23 in Yuma, Arizona to demonstrate DSaT’s multi-domain deep sensing architecture. The DSaT capabilities are integrated into a civilian aircraft, providing intelligence collection that can reach beyond the visual line of sight of local sensors. (Photo Credit: Northrop Grumman)

Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully demonstrated its Deep-Sensing and Targeting (DSaT) platform at the Experimental Demonstration Gateway Event (EDGE) ’23, hosted by the US Army.

During a simulated, real-world tactical scenario, the company successfully:

  • Gathered and fused multi-domain data for rapid dissemination to the Tactical Operations Center;

  • Collected and analyzed data from commercial satellites onboard the aircraft;

  • Met 100-percent of the criteria for the experimentation

Pablo Pezzimenti, vice president, integrated national systems, Northrop Grumman: “Northrop Grumman’s groundbreaking technology can help the Army realize its vision of deep-sensing with the ability to identify, monitor, target and strike threats from farther distances and with greater precision. We are supporting the warfighter’s targeting needs with intelligence collection beyond line of site and leveraging aerial assets in providing multi-domain fused data directly to the front lines.”


Details on DSaT:

DSaT is a multi-domain deep-sensing architecture integrated into a civilian aircraft, providing intelligence collection that reaches beyond the visual line of sight of local sensors. While leveraging elements of the TITAN pre-prototype system, its capability fills a gap in data collection by combining space-based geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) imagery with aerial and terrestrial intelligence from commercial and military space systems.


Phase 1 successfully demonstrated the GEOINT capabilities with future phases planned incorporating multiple intelligence platforms.

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