Northrop Grumman Debuts Citadel Enterprise Battle Command System
On February 23, 2015, the aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman unveiled their new Citadel Enterprise Battle Command System. Northrop Grumman’s Citadel Enterprise Battle Command System supports allied integrated air and missile defense systems. The easily deployable and mobile command and control system provides the capability to utilize all sensors and weapon systems, offering war-fighters a clear cut air picture.
The primary goal for the system is to offer an unparalleled, unified view for air and missile defense so quicker decisions can be determined with greater level of assurance. With the plan to replace older command and control systems, the Citadel utilizes the latest and demanding military standards to implement cyber security for mitigating the latest cyber threats.
Through minimizing individual failure points along with giving a greater area surveillance and wider protection, Citadel allows decision makers to efficiently arrange scarce air and missile defense resources. Citadel's fire control network provides the integration of present and future sensors and weapon systems for the utmost flexibility to compete with the ever changing danger and budget environment. System efficiency and durability is also improved as the total life cycle maintenance costs are decreased through the system’s use of the Modular Open Systems Approach and wide-ranging commercial off-the-shelf parts.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading American global aerospace and defense technology company. Originally starting as Northrop Corporation in 1939, it was not until 1994 when Northrop Aircraft merged with Grumman Aerospace to form the corporation it is today. The company is headquartered in West Falls Church, Virginia, and is considered one of the largest corporations in America. In addition, Northrop Grumman is one of the top ten United States military and defense contractors for aviation and defense needs. Northrop Grumman is divided into four business sectors: Aerospace Systems, Electronic Systems, Information Systems, and Technical Services. The success of these sectors and Northrop Grumman’s 68,100 employees have allowed the corporation to meet over USD$24 billion in yearly revenue and over USD$1.9 billion in yearly profit.
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