SAN DIEGO – November 22, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a US Air Force contract to provide dynamic in-flight rerouting for RQ-4B Global Falcon. The software update, known as Dynamic Mission Operations (DYNAMO), will enhance Global Hawk’s ability to deliver critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to geographic combatant commanders.
“DYNAMO is part of a series of Global Hawk modernization efforts, including the Ground Station Modernization Program, which will enhance the weapon system’s ability to monitor and deter nearby and peer threats. around the world, ”said Jane Bishop, vice president and general manager, autonomous systems, Northrop Grumman. “These upgrades will make Global Hawk even more valuable in a future Joint Command and Control Environment for All Fields (JADC2). “
DYNAMO’s flexible mission planning capability enables in-flight rerouting of the Global Hawk, allowing operators to respond to changing real-world conditions, whether natural or man-made, during a mission. The upgrade is on track to roll out in 2023.
Today, Global Hawk is the first autonomous high-altitude, long-endurance ISR platform for the U.S. Air Force and its global partners. No other system offers a better combination of range, endurance and payload capacity. To meet future operational needs, Global Hawk is able to deliver data beyond its traditional strategic SRI mission by providing persistent communication relay and secure processing without putting personnel at risk.
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