12/11/2020

Northrop Grumman to upgrade E-2D for manned-unmanned teaming

Northrop Grumman to upgrade E-2D flight computers to accommodate teaming among manned and unmanned aircraft – link

Source: Military & Aerospace

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  • Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., are asking the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aeronautics Systems segment in Melbourne, Fla., for upgrades to the E-2D mission computer and displays software to support a laboratory demonstration involving manned – unmanned teaming (MUM-T) experiments
  • MUM-T enables manned aircraft to connect with UAVs to enhance decision-making and mission effectiveness, and offer new levels of interoperability among ground forces, manned aircraft, and UAVs
  • This contract with Northrop Grumman will last for six months, and the amount of the upcoming contract has yet to be negotiated
  • Northrop Grumman is the sole designer of the E-2D, and is the only source with the knowledge, experience, and technical expertise to do this project, Navy officials say. Companies interested in subcontracting should email Northrop Grumman’s Vicky Harper-Hall at Vicky.harper-hall@ngc.com
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