Northrop Grumman recommends expanding C4ISR capabilities

12 December 2013

Five executives from Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) briefed media at the National Press Club on expanding C4ISR capabilities for the US military services and its allies by focusing on how open architecture and integration enable platforms, cyber, sensors and logistics to work at maximum effectiveness.

Northrop Grumman defines C4ISR as creating an overwhelming advantage through situational awareness, knowledge of the adversary and environment, and shortening the time between sensing and shooting through the use of command and communication systems.

Speakers at the briefing were Gloria A. Flach, president, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems; Patrick M. Antkowiak, vice president, Advanced Concepts and Technologies; Bart LaGrone, vice president, E-2/C-2 programs; Michael R. Twyman, vice president, Defense Systems; and Robert N. Gamache, director, Special Mission Systems.

The speakers discussed the importance of the asymmetric advantage long employed by the U. S. through its use of C4ISR technologies. These technologies enable warfighters to assess the environment, control assets and communicate effectively in pursuit of mission objectives. To retain this asymmetrical advantage, industry must provide tools that are affordable, enable open integration, and are easily upgradable to meet rapidly evolving threats.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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