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Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Future for Deep-Sensing and Targeting Platform for US Army

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Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Future for Deep-Sensing and Targeting Platform for US Army

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Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Future for Deep-Sensing and Targeting Platform for US Army
Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Future for Deep-Sensing and Targeting Platform for US Army

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) successfully demonstrated its Deep-Sensing and Targeting (DSaT) platform at the Experimental Demonstration Gateway Event (EDGE) ’23, hosted by the U.S. 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; and met 100-percent of the criteria for the experimentation.

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.

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.”

Northrop Grumman Corporation delivered its Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) space pre-prototype ground system to the U.S. Army for demonstration at Project Convergence 2022. The prototype capabilities are part of a larger TITAN program, a scalable and expeditionary intelligence ground station that will leverage space, high altitude, aerial and terrestrial layer sensors to provide targetable data to commanders at all levels so they can quickly assess threats. The system will also connect the joint force by providing near real-time intelligence using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to rapidly deliver fused data from multi-domain sensors to weapon platforms, such as artillery, jammers and airborne systems.

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