Integrated Short-Range Air Defense

Northrop Grumman
San Diego, CA
Integrated Short-Range Air Defense

Northrop Grumman’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) has been fielded in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, creating air and missile defense interoperability amongst the Baltic states, NATO and U.S. forces. FAAD C2 provides command and control for their collective short-range air defense (SHORAD) systems to conduct counter unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) and SHORAD missions.

“FAAD C2 will enable the Baltic region forces to make faster, better-informed decisions to defeat short-range and enemy unmanned aerial threats. 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, Combat Systems and Mission Readiness, Northrop Grumman.

FAAD C2 is a fielded system that receives air track data from multiple sources, including local sensors and external data links, to create a single integrated air picture. It simultaneously transmits the air picture to all effectors in the architecture and provides engagement orders and weapon control status.

The system can be deployed in several theaters of operation simultaneously to provide C2 for short-range air defense, C-UAS and counter-rocket, artillery and mortar missions.

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