SYDNEY (STL.News) Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight its advanced global security capabilities at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2019, Oct. 8-10 in Sydney, Australia.
The company’s booth (2D11) will feature demonstrations across its portfolio of advanced maritime capabilities for the full spectrum of naval operations. Featured capabilities include unmanned aircraft systems for maritime and coastal surveillance, mine detection systems and precision marine navigation.
“As a defence prime contractor and systems integrator, Northrop Grumman is proud to support Australia and is committed to promoting and developing local capability,” said Chris Deeble, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia. “We look forward to showcasing our innovative solutions for Australia’s defence and national security needs now and in the future.”
The company’s unmanned mine hunting capabilities will be on display to include video footage and data collected by the AQS-24B, the high-speed synthetic aperture sonar-based mine-hunting system, during the Autonomous Warrior 18 exercise conducted last November at Jervis Bay, NSW. Northrop Grumman will also demonstrate its advanced command-and-control capability that leverages fifth-generation sensors, data links and networks. Other interactive demonstrations of next generation maritime systems will also be featured.
Northrop Grumman’s autonomous systems offer advanced technology in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to enhance the Australian Defense Force’s overall situational awareness. Scale models of the company’s autonomous airborne surveillance programs for maritime and coastal operations include its MQ-4C Triton, MQ-8C Fire Scout and Firebird.
The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system delivers a high-altitude, long-endurance system for broad area surveillance. The Australian Government has recently committed to two Triton systems. The MQ-8C Fire Scout is the U.S. Navy’s next generation autonomous helicopter providing enhanced maritime surveillance and persistent targeting capabilities. The company’s optionally-piloted Firebird product line delivers unprecedented multi-mission flexibility to meet critical ISR mission needs.
The company will also feature its air combat and protection capabilities, to include its Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) designed to rapidly engage air-defense threats.