Northrop Grumman has trained military personnel in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia to use a company-built system for managing counter-small unmanned aerial platform operations.
The Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control system aligns the three Baltic states’ collective short-range air defense and C-sUAS capabilities with the U.S. European Command’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Plan, Northrop said Monday.
FAAD C2 is intended to help armed forces in the region integrate with NATO’s modern air defense systems.
“The system’s battle-proven architecture allows for future integration of additional sensors and effectors, and its interoperability with NATO’s integrated air and missile defense framework will enhance the region’s security,” said Rebecca Torzone, vice president and general manager of combat systems and mission readiness at Northrop.
In December 2021, Northrop received a $14.3 million contract from the U.S. Army to support FAAD C2 deployment efforts.