Company technologies and systems enable layered defense against maneuvering, hypersonic and ballistic missile threats
Northrop Grumman Corporation will be showcasing its robust portfolio of multi-domain air, space and missile defense solutions at next week's Space and Missile Defense (SMD) Symposium.
Located at Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville from Aug. 6-8, Northrop Grumman (Booth #601) will present advanced, end-to-end capabilities for layered protection against maneuvering, hypersonic and ballistic missile threats, as well as unmanned aerial systems and rocket, artillery and mortar fire.
"Our servicemen and servicewomen face an increasingly complex threat environment, particularly with the emergence of maneuvering re-entry vehicles and hypersonic missiles," said Kenn Todorov, vice president, missile defense solutions, Northrop Grumman. "We're investing and working now to ensure our customers can detect, engage and defeat these destructive weapons."
For countering hypersonic threats, Northrop Grumman is maturing kinetic, non-kinetic, sensing, and command and control solutions to protect the homeland and regional forces against boost-glide and scramjet-powered missiles across all layers and ranges. The company's portfolio extends from defense against ballistic missiles to short-range air defense against threats from slow-moving UAVs to fast fighters. Additionally, Northrop Grumman provides the test and evaluation community with short, medium, intermediate and intercontinental-range ballistic missile targets.
"Innovation and agility are the most critical aspects when supporting this national defense programs," said Rich Straka, vice president, launch vehicles, Northrop Grumman. "We're proud to be a proven partner in this arena providing the cutting edge developments in missile defense.
Northrop Grumman supports a number of critical space and missile defense programs for the US Department of Defense. For instance, it has developed the US Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) to provide air defenders with unprecedented command, control, communications, battle management and situational awareness capabilities. It is competing to deliver the Army's next-generation radar system, the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS). Northrop Grumman also supports national security space missions, and will be highlighting its flight-proven GEOStar-1 and ESPAStar spacecraft buses, and Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) for satellite servicing and space logistics.