Northrop Grumman Corporation agreed on strategic supplier agreement with Epirus Inc.
As part of the agreement, Northrop Grumman will use Epirus’ C-UAS Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon System, called Leonidas, in its Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) systems-of-systems solution offering. The inclusion of Leonidas will enhance Northrop Grumman’s advanced end-to-end counter-drone swarm and specifically supplements the company’s suite of non-kinetic C-UAS effects.
General Manager and Vice President of Northrop Grumman, Kenneth Todorov said, “UAS threats are proliferating across the modern battlespace. By integrating the Epirus EMP weapon system into our C-UAS portfolio, we continue maturing our robust, integrated, layered approach to addressing and defeating these evolving threats.”
Northrop Grumman’s end-to-end C-UAS solutions deliver a layered architecture with a full complement of kinetic and non-kinetic effects, aerial and ground sensors and the battle-hardened, proven and deployed Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (C2) system, recently selected by US Army as the interim C2 system for counter-small-UAS capabilities.
Leonidas C-UAS Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon System
Epirus’ C-UAS Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon System, called Leonidas, is designed for both stationary and mobile counter-drone defense, using solid-state commercial semiconductor technology to substantially reduce the system’s size and weight. So, this provides increased stand-off ranges and speed-of-light engagements that are not affected by magazine depth and capacity. When fired, Leonidas creates an EMP that can be steered for precision engagements, or adjusted to cover a volume of terrain or sky, creating a force-field effect.
Epirus’ Chief Technology Officer, Bo Marrsaid: “We’re excited to work closely with the Northrop Grumman’s C-UAS systems-of-systems solution offering. Our firm’s unprecedented EMP capabilities will complement this offering as we continue to look to the future to understand how asymmetric threats will evolve.”
Epirus is a firm that develops electromagnetic pulse weapon for US army in the third years of established. The firm’s employees are formed from the experienced people of the Special Operations community and the Aviation industry. The firm’s office is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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