Northrop Grumman’s FAAD C2 system enables integrated short range air defence in Baltic region

Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman’s Forward Area Air Defence Command and Control (FAAD C2) system was successfully fielded in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, creating air and missile defence interoperability amongst the Baltic states, NATO and U.S. forces. FAAD C2 provides command and control for their collective short range air defence (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 defence 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 combat-proven, 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.

Providing complete situational awareness, the system delivers both the local air picture and the status of SHORAD weapons in theater to maintain awareness amongst air defence and maneuver units. FAAD C2 can be deployed in several theaters of operation simultaneously to provide C2 for short range air defence, C-UAS and counter-rocket, artillery and mortar missions.




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