C4iSR: Maritime

Northrop Grumman conducts collaborative UUV mission at ANTX 2017

23 August 2017

Northrop Grumman demonstrated the ability to undertake multidomain autonomous command and control (C2) at the US Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2017, held at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Panama City Division, Florida.

The company used two unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) and three unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), as well as a manned helicopter representing a Northrop Grumman Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle to conduct a seabed warfare mission.

The exercise demonstrated the ability of the Proteus UUV, provided by Huntington Ingalls Industries and Battelle, to deploy a Kongsberg Remus 100 UUV and two Riptide Autonomous Solutions UUVs (a manportable and micro variant) in order to locate, surveil, and ultimately engage with an undersea threat at the bottom of St Andrews Bay, Panama City, Jeff Hoyle, director, undersea warfare, for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, told Jane’s .

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