Northrop Grumman launches portable system for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incident monitoring, assessment

LONDON, 28 March 2011. Northrop Grumman Corp. has launched its new Integrated Tactical Rapid Assessment of CBRN Environments (I-TRACE) man-portable system for monitoring chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) incidents, as well as collecting and handling related data. I-TRACE provides decision support, situational awareness, and information sharing among emergency response organizations.

Mar 28th, 2011

LONDON, 28 March 2011. Northrop Grumman Corp. has launched its new Integrated Tactical Rapid Assessment of CBRN Environments (I-TRACE) man-portable system for monitoring chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) incidents, as well as collecting and handling related data. I-TRACE provides decision support, situational awareness, and information sharing among emergency response organizations.

The system requires no specialist vehicle installation and can be rapidly deployed using existing "blue light" emergency services vehicles. Access to data and situational awareness is achieved through a Web portal with role-based authorized access.

"Command and control systems are critical to the successful management and coordination of a CBRN event. I-TRACE brings together key information assets to give users a common operational picture and provide emergency responders with an integrated analysis and response capability to help minimize the effect of CBRN attacks," says Paul Davison, vice president defence, Northrop Grumman Information Systems Europe.

The system provides a flexible, multi-layer solution, with a versatile architecture and scalable configuration, suitable for use in a wide range of situations and environments. I-TRACE can be integrated with third-party meteorological, visual, and CBRN sensors to provide situational awareness of a CBRN incident to local and remote commanders, and other interested parties at remote locations. In addition, the raw sensor data is available to analysts for specialist analysis using existing analysis software.

Northrop Grumman has a strong presence in the U.K. with a heritage spanning 100 years. The company operates from primary locations in London, Fareham, Chester, Coventry, New Malden, Peterborough, RAF Waddington, and Solihull. The company provides avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, unmanned ground vehicle systems, C4ISR solutions and mission planning, national security, software development, and aircraft whole life support.

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