Northrop Grumman demonstrating autonomous tech at Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

Illustration. Photo: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation is partnering with other companies to demonstrate advanced autonomous technologies in a multi-domain contested maritime environment during this year’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX).

The event is taking place at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Panama City, Florida, August 14-18.

Multiple unmanned undersea vehicles, unmanned surface vehicles and a surrogate unmanned aerial vehicle will collaboratively conduct seabed warfare in a contested environment.

Autonomous systems will collect, analyze and synthesize data from numerous sensors to develop real-time targeting solutions that enable an unmanned undersea vehicle to engage an adversary’s seabed infrastructure.

The demonstration will showcase Northrop Grumman’s mission management and control system aligned with the Navy Common Control System vision, highlighting the benefits of an open architecture approach and demonstrating the ability to rapidly integrate multiple capabilities into a relevant mission scenario.

“Northrop Grumman is the leader in autonomous systems and development of innovative technologies,” said Jeff Hoyle, director, undersea warfare, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. “Executing undersea strike with existing technology using multi-domain autonomous platforms equipped with networked sensors and advanced mission management for command and control provides significant offensive and defensive capability in the maritime environment.”

The three day annual exercise was developed to demonstrate future Navy technologies in a collaborative, low risk environment. Government, academia and industry participants gather to showcase new capabilities to push the boundaries of what is possible in a complex environment.

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