Northrop Grumman was awarded a contract from the US Air Force to allow flight rerouting for the RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system in the military service branch.
The company announced on Monday that it would apply the Dynamic mission operations or DYNAMO software update designed to enable in-flight rerouting.
According to Northop, the feature allows operators to modify Global Hawk’s mission planning in response to dynamic conditions. It is also intended to help improve the transmission of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data from the drone to 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 responsible for autonomous systems at Northrop Grumman.
Bishop added that the upgrades may increase Global Hawk’s alignment with the U.S. military’s concept of Joint Command and Control, which envisions an integrated array of sensors across the multi-domain battlefield.