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

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.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.


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