The U.S. Army has used Northrop Grumman-built command and control, radar and space ground systems in a series of exercises aimed to demonstrate joint force connectivity for multidomain operations.
Northrop said Wednesday the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar and the Joint Tactical Ground Station helped the service branch evaluate sensor-to-sensor communications across multiple scenarios during Project Convergence 21.
The systems worked to track data for ballistic missile threat interception and supported target identification and monitoring for a precision strike mission.
“Project Convergence provided us another opportunity to demonstrate our architecture’s ability to deliver joint connectivity across the services,” said Christine Harbison, vice president and general manager for combat systems and mission readiness at Northrop.
“That open architecture allows utilization of satellite communications to conduct remote engagements of target missiles, demonstrating our ability to connect the battlespace for all-domain operations.”
The annual test series is part of the branch’s vision to establish a battlefield management system that would employ artificial intelligence and machine learning to support the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control concept.