Northrop Grumman and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command jointly demonstrated technologies designed to support intelligence, reconnaissance, advanced strike and electronic warfare across air and maritime domains.
The company said Wednesday it tested these technologies during the Northern Edge training exercise that took place in May at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and the Gulf of Alaska.
Tested technologies include electronic protection, cognitive mission computing, infrared-based tracking, automatic target recognition and long-range surface-to-air missile detection. Northrop also demonstrated gateways of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, an airborne connectivity system of the U.S. Air Force.
The Northern Edge exercise seeks to boost interoperability between different forces for scenarios in highly contested environments.
â€œUsing reconfigurable flight-test aircraft outfitted with advanced sensors and cognitive artificial intelligence capability at events such as Northern Edge speeds up the development process,â€ said Tom Jones, vice president and general manager for airborne command, control, communications, computers and ISR systems at Northrop Grumman.