Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force have completed a third round of warfighter workshops on the Air Operations Center modernization program.
The workshops collected early user feedback intended to speed up the prototyping of the AOC weapon system and the command and control center for joint air operations, Northrop said Tuesday.
AOC mission threads explored during the warfighter analysis workshops included airspace management, dynamic targeting, machine-to-machine automation and collaborative workflows.
In June, the prototype completed a risk reduction event that reviewed its cybersecurity capabilities.
“The warfighter has been an integral part of our AOC modernization program,” said Mike Twyman, vice president and general manager of defense systems at Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
“Early and continuous assessment from actual users is key to our successful delivery of an agile, flexible C2 system to meet evolving challenges and enable fifth-generation joint force concepts.”
Northrop’s contract to upgrade the AOC WS involves work to develop a new computing environment that is built on a network-centric infrastructure.