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Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

DoD selects Northrop Grumman for Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial System

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The Department of Defense (DOD) has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) system for future Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial System (C-sUAS) procurements.

“Our FAAD C2 has been saving lives at Forward Operating Bases and locations around the world since 2005,” said Kenn Todorov, vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman. “FAAD C2 continuously evolves to defend against new threats like small unmanned aerial systems and will continue to be the gold standard for protection of our troops whether stationed at bases or on the move.”

The Northrop Grumman system would serve as the interim command and control system for C-sUAS.

The FAAD C2 is deployed in several theaters of operation for the C-UAS and C-RAM (Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar) missions for its proven performance and flexibility enabling integration with available sensors, effectors and warning systems to launch rapid, real-time defense against short range and maneuvering threats.

Additionally, the system has been selected as the Army’s Initial Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) platform. FAAD-C2 is built on the open architecture common to the Northrop Grumman all-domain C4I solution ecosystem and will ultimately converge into the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS).