Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully demonstrated key components of the company's future Ultra-Lite Electronic Attack (EA) Prototype System.
The demonstrations were conducted in collaboration with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) aboard an U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyer during the U.S. Navy's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.
The Ultra-Lite EA System is a scaled-down, onboard EA system for anti-ship missile defense for smaller ships. Multiple EA capabilities that integrated the Northrop Grumman’s transceiver technology with NRL’s expeditionary EA antenna were successfully demonstrated over many RIMPAC exercise events.
“This at-sea demonstration proves Northrop Grumman's future low-size, weight and power, scaled EA solution can effectively support U.S. Navy missions,” said Monta Harrell, director, maritime electronic warfare advanced solutions, Northrop Grumman. “The lessons learned from the RIMPAC exercise provide real-world insights into our low-risk architectural solution for smaller ships that will revolutionize EA for the U.S. Navy.”
According to the company additional concept demonstrations are being conducted this month to further prove the reliability and scalability of the system.