The U.S. Army has contracted Northrop Grumman Corp. for the company’s Scorpion and Scorpion II unattended ground sensor systems to help protect deployed troops.
The Scorpion systems’ primary function is to provide persistent surveillance for situational awareness, remote area monitoring and perimeter security, and the systems have been deployed worldwide, Northrop says.
“While Scorpion remains the UGS system of choice in Iraq, Afghanistan and other deployments, Scorpion II’s size, weight and wireless performance improvements significantly increase the available mission set for the warfighter,” said Martin Simoni, Northrop’s Xetron facility’s site director. “This contract both supports existing systems and enables multiple organizations to combine their requirements for new systems, saving money for the U.S. government.”
Under the terms of the “indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract,” Northrop will provide Scorpion and Scorpion II wired and wireless UGS systems and support services for at least five-years.