Northrop Grumman to Showcase Key Defense Capabilities During 18th Annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium

Northrop Grumman Corporation will showcase key space and missile defense capabilities during the 18th Annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium at the Von Braun Center, Aug. 10-13.

The symposium's theme is "Integrated Air, Space and Missile Defense in 2025 and Beyond" and Northrop Grumman's exhibit is located in booth 701.

Symposium attendees can participate in a wargame, developed by Northrop Grumman under the direction of the Missile Defense Agency, to better understand the concept of operations for future ballistic missile defense system capabilities.

"The Space and Missile Defense Symposium brings together key stakeholders and leading thinkers from government and industry," said Kevin Campbell, vice president and Huntsville corporate lead executive, Northrop Grumman. "It offers abundant opportunities for interaction amongst those charged with defining future requirements and those in industry, challenged to bring to reality the innovative and affordable capabilities to address today's and tomorrow's threats. With today's challenging and rapidly changing operational environment, it is critical to closely partner with our customers to ensure our future force remains dominant."

Northrop Grumman capabilities to be exhibited at the symposium include:

  • In its first flight test, the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) successfully destroyed a ballistic missile threat, taking a significant step toward the objective for IAMD. The IBCS is key to a revolutionized IAMD and crucial to the Army vision for an IAMD command and control capability across all echelons and AMD assets.
  • The Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR) provides comprehensive situational awareness to protect the fighting force from current and emerging threats. HAMMR incorporates an Active Electronically Scanned Array fighter radar mounted on a ground vehicle or towable trailer to provide continuous 360-degree protection while operating on-the-move.
  • Satellite Communications and Operations Planning Element (SCOPE) is an operations and network management software for satellite communications and ground station networks. SCOPE plans and manages satellite, terminal, link and device resources including modems, routers, amplifiers, antenna, beam-formers and phased arrays. It also monitors network health and status and the RF spectrum.

Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager, integrated air and missile defense division, will be part of an industry panel, "Enabling Integrated Air, Space and Missile Defense in 2025 and Beyond." Additionally, Northrop Grumman personnel will present "Building Cyber Resilience for Coalition IAMD," "Why User Experience is Critical for Future Cyber Resilience" and "Disaggregation of Space Ground Capability" during the symposium's technology track.

Source: http://www.northropgrumman.com

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