Northrop Grumman showcases mobile counter-UAS technologies at Black Dart Exercise

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has participated in the US Department of Defense´s (DOD) annual Black Dart exercise for countering unmanned aerial systems (UASs), the company said.

Managed by the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, Black Dart is a DOD live-fly, live-fire joint counter-UAS technology demonstration.

Northrop Grumman´s mobile application for UAS identification (MAUI) is a mobile acoustic sensor that operates on Android cell phones and uses the phone´s microphone to detect Group 1 drones, defined as UASs weighing less than 20 pounds, flying lower than 1,200 feet and flying slower than 100 knots. The MAUI software-based approach leverages commercial off-the-shelf mobile devices to provide beyond-line-of-sight detection and identification of UAS threats in high noise environments.

Northrop Grumman is a global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR and logistics and modernization to customers.