Short-Range Air Defense (SHORAD)

Short-Range Air Defense (SHORAD)

Providing fully integrated solutions today, for tomorrow’s evolving threats


Northrop Grumman’s short-range air defense (SHORAD) capabilities protect U.S. and allied forces from a wide range of manned and unmanned air and missile threats.

Our capabilities integrate sensors, weapons, and command & control to acquire, track, verify, engage and defeat current and evolving threats. Northrop Grumman is leveraging its work on IM-SHORAD to advance the Army’s shift to great-power focused, multi-domain operations, specifically for the Maneuver Short Range Air Defense mission.

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Northrop Grumman’s SHORAD Capabilities

SHORAD Capabilities (PDF)
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Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) utilizes multiple sensors to provide a single integrated air picture (SIAP) to all SHORAD weapons, along with engagement orders and weapon control status to provide complete situational awareness.

FAAD C2 Infographic FAAD C2 Data Sheet
Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS)


The Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS) contributes to combat effectiveness by combining intelligence, network and sensor data to provide an integrated view of the battlefield over tactical and special purpose communications networks in near real-time.

AMDWS Data Sheet
Rocket Artillery Mortar Warning (RAM Warn)

RAM Warn

Rocket Artillery Mortar Warning (RAM Warn) provides early, localized warning of indirect fire threats to all Army maneuver Brigade Combat Teams (BCT). The RAM Warn system is a result of horizontal technology insertion using C-RAM warning capability, integrated with existing radars organic to the BCT.

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Directed Energy

Northrop Grumman has an extensive portfolio of innovative, proven technologies and integration expertise with its end-to-end system-of-systems (SoS) approach to accelerate delivery of next-generation protection to our maneuver forces. Our advanced high-energy laser weapon systems enable on-the-move, rapid, precise target engagements that integrate into other weapon systems to provide layered defenses in support of our warfighters.

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Tactical Operations Centers

Tactical Operations Centers

U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense Tactical Operations Centers, based on the Command Post Platform (CPP), deployed around the world in Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control Systems (AMDPCS), Air Defense and Airspace Management (ADAM) cells at the Brigade Combat Teams and in SHORAD Battalions.

Huntsman Mobile Ad Hoc Networking Radio

Huntsman Mobile Ad Hoc Networking Radio

The next-generation wireless U.S. Army vehicle networking radio is secure and reliable in extreme environments and weather conditions.

SHORAD in the News

Northrop Grumman’s FAAD C2 System Enables Integrated Short Range Air Defense in Baltic Region

Northrop Grumman’s FAAD C2 Plays Integral Role Testing JADC2 Messaging Standard

Northrop Grumman FAAD C2 to Provide the Baltics Full Interoperability with NATO Air Defense Architecture

Northrop Grumman Short Range Air Defense System Selected as Command and Control for US Forces to Counter Aerial Threats

Northrop Grumman Taps Epirus for Electromagnetic Pulse C-UAS Weapon System | Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Selected for US Army Stryker Vehicle High Energy Laser Initiative

Northrop Grumman Looking To Offer Laser Weapon Capability For Army’s Short-Range Air Defense (Rotor and Wing)

Media Contact

Karlene Koh
(571) 230-6504