Northrop Grumman Company’s (NYSE: NOC) Ahead Space Air Protection Command and Management (FAAD C2) was used to evaluate a common messaging commonplace for Joint-All Area Command and Management (JADC2) communications throughout the “Purple Guardian” joint subject demonstration at Yuma Proving Floor, Arizona. FAAD C2 used the Common Command and Management (UC2) interface to efficiently exhibit joint interoperability utilizing UC2 in a counter-unmanned plane system (C-UAS) context.

UC2 is a part of a U.S. Division of Protection (DOD) initiative to create a common language for use throughout the providers. Throughout Purple Guardian, property from a number of providers carried out UC2 messaging for C-UAS missions. FAAD C2 carried out all battle supervisor roles for all providers throughout the live-fire occasions. FAAD C2 correlated tracks of incoming threats utilizing a number of service sensors to create a single built-in air image, ship engagement orders, and supply joint situational consciousness and command and management.


“FAAD C2 is a battle-proven, fielded and trusted system, continually evolving to fulfill the warfighter’s wants,” stated Christine Harbison, vp and normal supervisor, fight methods and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman. “The system’s open, multi-domain structure permits for simple and speedy integration of sensors and effectors from throughout the joint drive, which made it the perfect alternative for this JADC2 demonstration.”

The DOD chosen FAAD C2 because the C2 system for counter-small unmanned aerial system procurements. FAAD C2 is deployed in a number of theaters of operation for brief vary air protection, C-UAS and counter-rocket, artillery and mortar missions. Northrop Grumman is a know-how firm, centered on world safety and human discovery. Our pioneering options equip our clients with capabilities they should join, advance and shield the U.S. and its allies. Pushed by a shared goal to unravel our clients’ hardest issues, our 90,000 workers outline potential daily.