Army uses Northrop Grumman HAMMR to demo multi-mission capabilities

FALLS CHURCH, Va. The U.S. Army recently used Northrop Grumman's Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR) system to demonstrate the Army's multi-mission capability at the 2017 counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) test, held earlier this year at Yuma Proving Ground. With the HAMMR multi-mission sensor, Northrop Grumman aims to arm the warfighter with increased situational awareness, counterfire operations, air defense, early warning, and airspace management capabilities.

During the Yuma trial, the system successfully detected and identified Groups I and II unmanned aerial systems (UASs); HAMMR also confirmed that it is able to connect to the Army’s Forward Area Air Defense command and control system, which enables the communication of information from the system back to the force.

HAMMR uses an active electronically scanned array (AESA) fighter mounted on a ground vehicle or towable trailer, in order to enable the user  to maintain continuous 360-degree protection against multiple ground and airborne targets. The system can operate on the move, so soldiers on the ground can maintain their operational pace without sacrificing protection. The modular self-contained system includes on-board prime power and cooling, AESA and radar electronics, and operator/maintainer display modules that support multiple packaging concepts, making HAMMR easily adaptable to multiple vehicle types, fixed installations, and C2 interfaces.

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