Connecting the Joint Force as One

Connecting the Joint Force as One

Future mission success will lay in highly-effective Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)

Connecting the Joint Force as One

Future mission success will lay in highly-effective Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)

‘Joining Forces’ has always been a critical factor in creating extra strength

In the future, more than ever before, mission advantage will go to military forces who can coordinate and act together across all domains. Observing, orienting, deciding and acting together, faster and with greater effect than their adversaries is the next-gen technological edge for Joint Forces. And, whether Joint Forces are across United States military branches including the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Space Force, or in partnership with allies―future mission success will lay in highly-effective Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).

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Ars Technicast Special Edition: The Internet of Military Things

For decades, the US Department of Defense has been trying to make the tools we use to fight battles more like the tools we use in peacetime with more connectivity, more data, and more smarts. The difference this time around, is that technology has caught up to the point where what we can do in real life almost mirrors what we can do in movies. To learn more, listen to Scott Stapp, Chief Technology Officer, Northrop Grumman on Ars Technica’s podcast.

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Ensuring Mission Advantage for Our Navy Across All Domains

Northrop Grumman systems, sensors and technologies help connect and control the Joint Force. We deliver next-gen capabilities to the Fleet that enable true multi-domain operations and mission success (US Navy Photo).

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Enabling Our Army to Dominate in Every Domain

Northrop Grumman provides the sensors, systems and technologies essential to connecting and controlling the Joint Force. We deliver transformational capability to the Army for multi-domain operations success.

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The Future of the Joint Force – Multi-Domain Connections

JADC2 connects distributed sensors, shooters and data from all domains to all forces. It provides a decisive advantage to the warfighter by connecting platforms and weapons across a common architecture regardless of service or domain. These modernized military systems, secure networks and communications networking will use new technology and processes to connect people and data to ensure faster, better decisions to enable mission success.

Counter Hypersonics Mission

We’re at the Forefront of Military Technological Advancement with the Joint Force

Northrop Grumman has built pioneering global security systems for generations. We were there at pivotal national defense and security milestones in the past century. Our multi-domain experience spans from building the first airplanes and developing the first radars to creating the Apollo Lunar Module and the world’s smallest microchip.

Today, Northrop Grumman is at the forefront of military technological and open-architecture advancements that enable the Joint Force. We have developed or currently play a critical role in delivering pathfinder capabilities that will deliver command and control in secure networks across each branch of the military, including the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Space Force and U.S. Marines as well as partner countries including Australia, United Kingdom, Japan and Korea.

How Northrop Grumman Connects the Multi-Domain Battlespace

Northrop Grumman already leads the way in providing systems that enable command and control across domains. We are bringing our expertise in advanced technology, software, platform integration, advanced sensors, autonomy, manned-unmanned teaming, and advanced networking across all domains to support emerging JADC2 needs across the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and our allies. We’re enabling the DOD to realize the vision of the National Defense Strategy and we’re committed to bringing future global security all-domain systems to reality.

While at the forefront of many of these efforts, we are partnering with the U.S. DOD, allied nations, and leading defense and non-traditional technology companies to develop the agile, technologically-advanced open-architecture systems of the future.

Command and Control Across Domains

Connecting the Joint Force

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US Navy’s E-XX TACAMO Program

Northrop Grumman Offers Battle Management, Command and Control Expertise for US Navy’s E-XX TACAMO Program

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Distributed Autonomy/Responsive Control – DA/RC

Linking command nodes and communication nodes

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AESA Radars

Continuously improved advanced designs while reducing costs and increasing mission capability

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Assured PNT

A software-defined open architecture that can affordably integrate data from diverse sensors

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Protected SatCom

Continuously adapting technology to secured communications

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Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS)

A resilient mix of satellites in geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO), hosted payloads in HEO orbit, and ground hardware and software.

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Counter Hypersonics

Groundbreaking solutions to help defeat modern hypersonic missiles in various phases of flight.

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Unified Platform

We are a proven partner to the government on programs paramount to the success of national security for more than 80 years.

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Dominance in Electromagnetic Spectrum

As enemies become more capable and threats more complex, controlling the spectrum is increasingly critical

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Army Avionics

Northrop Grumman delivers modern, critical capabilities to soldiers and combat formations quickly and affordably.

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Enhanced aircraft and missile tracking improves the ability of combatant commanders and air defenders to make critical decisions within seconds.

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E-8C Joint STARS

The U.S. Air Force’s premier airborne C2ISR platform.

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B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber

Unique stealth characteristics allow it to penetrate the most sophisticated enemy defenses.

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MQ-4C Triton

Unique and robust mission sensor suite that provides 360-degree coverage on all sensors.

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Tailless, strike fighter-sized unmanned aircraft as part of the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS).

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F-35 Lightning II

A stealthy, supersonic, multirole fighter designed to meet the requirements of the United States and allied defense forces.

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Maximizes survivability by improving aircrew situational awareness.

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A game changer in how the Navy will conduct battle management command and control.

Multi-Role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) Surveillance Radar on Boeing 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system


The Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar brings military airborne surveillance capabilities to the Boeing 737 AEW&C system.

Empowering the Force with C4ISR

C4ISR is Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). At Northrop Grumman, our web of platforms, payloads, sensors and systems give our customers the information they need, when they need it, defining what’s possible both for warfighters and first responders.

When seconds matter, Northrop Grumman’s integrated mission solutions enable forces to know, decide and respond at outcome-changing speeds…

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Careers in Connecting the Joint Force as One

Intrigued by taking on what’s never been done? From aerospace to engineering, and logistics to cybersecurity, every career at Northrop Grumman is unlocking tomorrow’s possibilities.

You’ll be working with experimental technologies and developing the latest solutions in projects critical to challenging the future of exploration, defense and communication around the world.


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