Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the US Army as per the terms of which the company will provide the Army with SCORPION and SCORPION II UGS (Unattended Ground Sensor) systems aimed at safeguarding soldiers by providing actionable intelligence and enhanced situational awareness through the system’s persistent unattended surveillance capability.
The company will provide wired and wireless SCORPION and SCORPION II UGS systems to the Army along with support services over five years.
The SCORPION UGS systems developed by Northrop Grumman have been deployed throughout the globe. The system provides persistent surveillance for improved perimeter security, situational awareness, and remote area monitoring.
The Site Director for Northrop Grumman’s Xetron business unit, Martin Simoni stated that the SCORPION UGS system has been deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The size, performance improvements and the weight of the SCORPION II UGS improves the mission set. Simoni added that the contract awarded by the US Army supports existing systems.
The fully autonomous SCORPION II UGS systems are aimed at intelligence gathering and force protection. The UGS systems feature magnetic, seismic, passive IR sensors to provide point-black, short-range and long-range day or thermal imaging to assess and detect threats. The wireless sensor gateway of the SCORPION II target detection systems enable secure, two-way BLOS (beyond line-of-sight) and LOS communications for 24/7 surveillance of targets. The systems combines advanced night and day imagery with reduced weight and size enabling easier, safer and faster concealment and portability along with lowering power consumption and increasing mission life.
Northrop Grumman is a security company that provides state-of-the-art solutions, systems and products. Its security offerings for defense and aerospace industry include space systems, missile systems, manned and unmanned aircrafts.