The NG will help the US Air Force (USAF) to develop a directed energy laser system that will offer self-protection for its next-generation jets. Northrop will develop and produce the beam control platform of an airborne laser weapon demonstration system.
Fury is a long-endurance, survivable Unmanned Aerial System that brings strategic capabilities to the tactical warfighter. With the largest payload capacity and volume among runway-independent UAS, and its advanced heavy fuel propulsion system, best in class power generation, and low signature design, Fury is capable of supporting any Intelligence, Surveillance Reconnaissance and IEW requirement.
NATO alliance is responding to the tensions in the Black Sea region caused by Ukrainian crisis (war in Donbas and occupation and militarization of the Crimea by Russia).
Every military pilot knows, that the greatest threat to his aircraft is the enemy anti air defense net. This usually includes various kinds of radars and SAM platforms. This threat is even greater then enemy air force. That's why electronic warfare – measures undertaken to “blind” enemy radar systems – is so important, and that is why enemy air defenses, alongside with enemy air force, are obvious first targets in modern air warfare.