BALTIMORE, Nov. 2, 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully completed formal qualification testing of the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Mobile Basic software baseline being developed for the U.S. Army.

DCGS-A Mobile Basic, also referred to as DCGS-A V4, is the next-generation system for gathering intelligence data and distributing it to soldiers throughout the battlefield. Developed in conjunction with the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEWS), DCGS-A Mobile Basic consolidates multiple programs of record into a single intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) ground analysis and exploitation system.Â

"This testing marks the successful culmination of the development phase of the DCGS-A Mobile Basic program," said Edward J. Bush, vice president of the C4ISR Networked Systems business unit of Northrop Grumman's ISR Systems Division.Â

"By providing the Army with a new stable, fully reliable, consolidated DCGS-A software baseline, Northrop Grumman continues its legacy as a premier integrator of ground-based systems," Bush added.

The formal testing, conducted by contractor and government personnel, validated 1,300 test requirements, over 600 interface exchange requirements, and various other specifications, which markedly exceeded government expectations. As a result of the test effort, DCGS-A Mobile Basic has since been certified as meeting and exceeding the government's rigorous ACAT IAM software testing standards.

Once fielded as part of the DCGS-A Software Baseline 1.0, the DCGS-A Mobile Basic system will deliver operational and logistical advantages over current systems.

Northrop Grumman leads the DCGS-A Mobile Basic industry team that includes General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Overwatch Systems and Tucson Embedded Systems.

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