Northrop Grumman Company (NYSE: NOC) efficiently accomplished an indication at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to enhance the survivability and lethality of the U.S. Military’s Future Vertical Carry (FVL) platforms, a key enabler for Joint All-Area Command and Management (JADC2). Throughout the demonstration, Northrop Grumman concurrently transmitted superior sensor information and communications utilizing the corporate’s Re Scalable Aperture for Precision Concentrating on Radar (RAPTR) and Mini-Communications, Navigation, Identification (Mini-CNI) methods on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

“This flight take a look at was a key step in demonstrating the flexibility to combine multifunction sensors and superior communications and networking methods into the FVL ecosystem that may present warfighters with numerous new line-of-sight capabilities,” stated Susan Bruce, vp, superior mission capabilities, Northrop Grumman. “These mixed options will prolong the operational attain of joint and coalition companions and can enhance lethality, survivability and concentrating on in opposition to any risk for choice dominance in contested environments.”


The RAPTR and Mini-CNI carried out bi-directional air-to-ground communications capabilities whereas performing air-to-air looking out and monitoring of targets. These capabilities help crewed-uncrewed teaming and long-range precision fires for the DoD. The profitable flight take a look at advances Northrop Grumman’s journey to allow JADC2 utilizing multi-domain options and a long time of expertise, delivering confirmed applied sciences used throughout high-profile DoD platforms. These options will improve situational consciousness; enhance interoperability throughout platforms; adapt to rising mission calls for; and securely distribute crucial info wanted for mission success.

Each Northrop Grumman’s RAPTR and Mini-CNI provide a software-defined, modular open methods structure strategy that helps fast integration with revolutionary third events and is designed to offer flexibility for future development whereas lowering price, threat and time to deploy. The demonstration is a part of a collection that showcases Northrop Grumman’s FVL capabilities. Northrop Grumman is a know-how firm, targeted on international safety and human discovery. The corporate pioneering options equip clients with capabilities they should join, advance and shield the U.S. and its allies.

Northrop Grumman’s Multifunction RAPTR Sensor and Mini-CNI enhance the survivability and lethality of the U.S. Military’s Future Vertical Carry (FVL) platforms. (Picture by Northrop Grumman)