The Military SIG Presents:


Rise of the Machines 3:

A Fieldtrip to Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Development Center

Attendees to CommNexus’ military SIG will be introduced to Northrop Grumman’s Family of UAS’s that support forces at sea and ashore with an emphasis on persistence, survivability, connectivity and reliability.  Some topics to be addressed include NGC’s UAV legacy, current Unmanned Aerial System programs, system descriptions, ongoing flight-testing, and future growth.

The following systems will also be covered:
·     Global Hawk
·     Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS)
·     Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (GHMD)
·     Unmanned Combat Aerial System (UCAS) Demonstration (X-47B)
·     Fire Scout (USN, USA & potential)
·     Hunter Operations
·     Advanced Concept endeavors

Northrop Grumman speakers will emphasize autonomous flight from ships at sea/shore sites, payload advances, autonomous mission execution, autonomous in-flight refueling, persistence, rapid retasking, and system survivability and reliability.  CONOPS will be discussed to show its utility to Joint Forces and the ability to perform Network Centric Operations.
Attendees can look forward to the opportunity to visit the System's Integration Laboratories (SILs), which is considered the heart and soul of Northrop Grumman’s Unmanned Systems Development. 
To learn about how your company’s core capabilities are relevant to Northrop Grumman’s business area, attend this SIG for the inside scoop!

October 30, 2008

0700 - Continental  Breakfast
0730 - Welcome
0740 - UMS Overview
0815 - Q&A
0845 -  Depart to Building 2 (located at 17030 Goldentop Road)
0900 - System  Integration Lab Tours (Fire Scout and Targets)
0930 -  Depart

Location & Maps:

Northrop Grumman
Unmanned Systems Development Center, Building 6
16710 Via Del Campo Court
San Diego, CA 92127

Directions From the South to Building 6:
- Merge onto CA-163 North toward Escondido (CA-163 North
eventually becomes I-15 North)
- Merge onto I-15 North
- Take the Rancho Bernardo Road exit West
- Turn left on Via Del Campo
- Turn right on Via Del Campo Court
- Bldg 6 is at the end of the cul de sac

Parking will be reserved on the 3rd floor of the parking garage located behind the Northrop Grumman building.  Please see map below:

**If you are NOT a US Citizen, please contact Andrea Parker at to ensure that you can attend. 
**Each attendee must privde their title and company address when registering.
**In addition, please bring your drivers license with you! 
**Please arrive a few minutes early for security check-in

$10.00 Pre-Registration (Please pre-register by 12:00PM on October 29)
$20.00 At-the-door

SIG Co-Chairs:
VADM Walter Davis, USN (Ret.)
Rory Moore, CommNexus

Questions? Please contact Andrea Parker at


Thursday, October 30, 2008
7:00AM - 9:00AM
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16710 Via Del Campo Court
San Diego, CA