CINCINNATI, Ohio, 10 April 2012. The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide SCORPION and SCORPION II Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) systems to protect soldiers with a remote persistent unattended surveillance capability for improved situational awareness and actionable intelligence.
The primary function of SCORPION is to provide persistent surveillance for situational awareness, remote area monitoring and perimeter security.
Under the terms of this indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract, Northrop Grumman will provide SCORPION and SCORPION II wired and wireless UGS systems and support services over a five-year period.
SCORPION II is a persistent autonomous surveillance system for force protection and intelligence gathering. The systems use seismic, magnetic and/or passive infrared sensors to cue long range, short range and point blank-range thermal or day cameras to detect and assess potential threats. SCORPION II combines wireless day and night imagery performance with reduced size and weight, making portability and concealment faster, safer and lower in power consumption and lengthening mission life.