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Northrop Grumman to Highlight Key Capabilities at the 17th Annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium

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Northrop Grumman to Highlight Key Capabilities at the 17th Annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium

Press release date: August 8, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is highlighting its space and missile defense capabilities during the 17(th) Annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium to be held here Aug. 11-14 at the Von Braun Center.

The symposium's 2014 theme is "Space and Missile Defense: Foundational to U.S. Strategy Today and in the Future." Northrop Grumman is this year's Titanium sponsor and will host the Salute to the Warfighter event Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. in Booth #601.

"This year's symposium will address homeland, regional and partner nation missile defense and space and missile defense technology development," said Kevin Campbell, vice president and Huntsville corporate lead executive, Northrop Grumman and 2014 Space and Missile Defense Symposium industry chair. "As the threat continues to grow, it remains our collective imperative to pursue technologies that meet our nation's and partners' needs."

In its displays and online information, Northrop Grumman is featuring foundational and integrated capabilities to enable joint warfighters to meet evolving threats, including:

    --  Since 1995, Northrop Grumman has been the prime contractor of the Joint
        National Integration Center Research and Development Contract (JRDC).
        The Northrop Grumman-led JRDC team conducts Ballistic Missile Defense
        System (BMDS)-level modeling and simulation, ground and flight tests,
        wargames, exercises, mission-critical operations and related analysis to
        facilitate the integration of new BMDS capabilities into warfighter
    --  The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) is a
        revolutionary command-and-control system developed to deliver a single,
        unambiguous view of the battlespace. The IBCS "any sensor, best shooter"
        enhanced aircraft and missile tracking and battle management system
        improves the ability of combatant commanders and air defenders to make
        critical decisions and optimizes limited resources.
    --  Operated by soldiers from the Army Space and Missile Defense Command,
        the Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) is a theater-deployed,
        transportable missile warning system that receives and processes
        space-based infrared satellite data directly from U.S. Air Force
        geosynchronous sensors. The JTAGS mission is to release ballistic
        missile warning messages and other infrared events to theater
        warfighters over multiple communication systems.
    --  The Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) is the Air
        Force's future main air defense radar, designed to detect and track
        hostile aircraft and missiles. Modular, scalable and designed to meet
        the Air Force's needs for decades to come, Northrop Grumman's S-Band
        3DELRR solution has the potential to accelerate the Initial Operational
        Capability (IOC) by two years - and to save more than $1 billion in the
    --  Based on proven technology that is already in production, the Highly
        Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR) provides comprehensive situational
        awareness to protect the fighting force from current and emerging
        threats. HAMMR is optimized to detect fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft,
        unmanned aerial systems, cruise missiles, and rockets and mortars,
        including those in the "cone of silence" of other radars.
    --  The Distributed Aperture System (DAS) provides passive, spherical
        battlespace awareness for F-35 pilots by simultaneously detecting and
        tracking aircraft and missiles in every direction and providing visual
        imagery for day/night navigation and targeting. The DAS works in
        conjunction with the AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array radar
        and other onboard systems to give pilots an unprecedented degree of
        situational awareness.
    --  The two Space Tracking and Surveillance System demonstration satellites
        are showing the ability of a space sensor to provide high-precision,
        real-time tracking of missiles and midcourse objects that enable closing
        the fire control loops with BMDS. They use sensors capable of detecting
        visible and infrared light to track missiles through their full course
        of flight.

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