BETHPAGE, N.Y., March 17, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Steven L. Enewold vice president, Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS).
Before leading the BAMS UAS team, Enewold was vice president and deputy integrated product team (IPT) leader for the High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE) systems market segment at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector. Enewold helped oversee the continued development, production, deployment, and support of the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance system and provided guidance for and oversight of all domestic and international Global Hawk capture pursuits.
Enewold joined Northrop Grumman in 2007 following a 35-year U.S. Navy career from which he retired with the rank of rear admiral after serving in various aviation capacities, including test pilot, systems engineer, and program manager.
Enewold earned a master's degree in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida, is a graduate of the Air Force Test Pilot School, and has completed the Defense Acquisition University's executive management program
The Northrop Grumman BAMS UAS is a multi-mission maritime ISR system that will support a variety of missions while operating independently or in direct collaboration with fleet assets. The BAMS UAS will be able to provide a continuous on-station presence while conducting open-ocean and littoral surveillance of targets. When operational, BAMS will play a key role in providing commanders with a persistent, reliable picture of surface threats, covering vast areas of open ocean and littoral regions, minimizing the need to utilize other manned assets to execute surveillance and reconnaissance tasks.
BAMS UAS is the latest addition to a growing family of unmanned systems developed by Northrop Grumman. The BAMS UAS system builds on the company's extensive experience with autonomous flight control that includes thousands of flight hours by the combat-proven RQ-4 Global Hawk, the MQ-5B Hunter, the MQ-8 Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tactical unmanned system -- the first completely autonomous VTOL aircraft to land aboard a Navy vessel underway -- and the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System -- the first unmanned air vehicle scheduled to perform carrier landings.
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