Northrop Grumman has been awarded the Maritime Targeting Cell – Expeditionary (MTC-X) contract, enhancing the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) mission through the development of a mobile prototype system.
This mobile prototype system aims to provide forward-deployed units and individual warfighters, operating far from established bases, with essential multi-domain data.
This technology integrates data from diverse assets into a single mobile platform, resulting in a substantial reduction in sensor-to-shooter timelines. Such optimization enhances the effectiveness of long-range precision fires, concurrently supporting resilient critical decision-making tailored to mission-specific requirements, as highlighted by the company.
According to Northrop Grumman, with its emphasis on quick and agile maneuverability, the MTC-X allows for rapid assembly, aligning with the evolving needs of ground forces in modern multi-domain operations.
“We designed this innovative technology for warfighters in situations where mobility is crucial for mission execution. This platform provides the latest multi-domain data at their fingertips, allowing commanders to make the best decisions possible for any mission on land, air or sea,” said Pablo Pezzimenti, vice president, integrated national systems, Northrop Grumman.
MTC-X represents an extension of the ongoing Maritime Targeting Cell – Afloat (MTC-A) program under the Indefinite Duration, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, per the US Marine Corps Force Design 2030.