Northrop Grumman explores airburst munitions for C-UAS applications

Northrop Grumman Armament Systems Division (NG-ASD) has outlined ongoing efforts to advance kinetic kill counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capabilities and develop a family of networked systems to address unmanned air, land, and maritime threats.
Jay Annis, portfolio director at NG-ASD told Jane's that the company continues to partner with the US Army and US Air Force to develop and field electronic attack and advanced medium-calibre weapons to address unmanned threats.
NG-ASD has already integrated the M230LF with the Liteye C-UAS system. The company will integrate airburst ammunition to further improve its effectiveness against small UAS platforms.Photo by: Northrop Grumman Armament Systems Division
NG-ASD has integrated the 30 mm Bushmaster M230LF automatic cannon with Liteye's electronic C-UAS system - developed in partnership with Chess Dynamics and Pratt & Miller - onto a Stryker infantry fighting vehicle to demonstrate how electronic and kinetic attack approaches would work together to neutralise small UAS threats as well as provide increased firepower capability to protect the vehicle and crew from ground threats.