Eye in the sky

  • 30-Jun-2008 07:48 EDT

Northrop Grumman will lead a team to compete for the U.S. Army’s Aerial Common Sensor (ACS), an airborne platform that will provide the warfighter with actionable intelligence, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target-acquisition capability. The ACS team includes AAI, General Dynamics C-4 Systems, and L-3 Communications. From the moment it arrives over the battlefield, the ACS will provide commanders in theater and troops on the ground with critical situational intelligence. ACS will detect troop movements and intercept communications and radar transmissions, allowing the Army to direct firepower before the enemy forces know they’ve been detected. Northrop Grumman also recently submitted a proposal with L-3 Communications for the U.S. Navy’s EPX aircraft program. The EPX platform is envisioned as a shore-based, manned aircraft providing intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting support to carrier strike groups and theater, combatant, and national commanders.

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