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ISR software completes baseline tests

Nov. 3, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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BALTIMORE, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman's next-generation ISR system for the U.S. Army has successfully completed Baseline Software Certification tests, the company reports.

The Distributed Common Ground System-Army Mobile Basic is a system for gathering intelligence data and distributing it to soldiers throughout the battlefield.

Developed in conjunction with the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, DCGS-A Mobile Basic consolidates multiple programs of record into a single intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ground analysis and exploitation system.

"This testing marks the successful culmination of the development phase of the DCGS-A Mobile Basic program," said Edward J. Bush, vice president of the C4ISR Networked Systems business unit of Northrop Grumman's ISR Systems Division.

"By providing the Army with a new stable, fully reliable, consolidated DCGS-A software baseline, Northrop Grumman continues its legacy as a premier integrator of ground-based systems."

The formal testing, conducted by contractor and government personnel, validated 1,300 test requirements, more than 600 interface exchange requirements and various other specifications, which markedly exceeded government expectations. As a result of the tests, DCGS-A Mobile Basic has been certified as meeting and exceeding the government's ACAT IAM software testing standards.

Northrop Grumman leads the DCGS-A Mobile Basic industry team that includes General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Overwatch Systems and Tucson Embedded Systems.

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