"The BAMS UAS program will revolutionize
persistent maritime intelligence, surveillance
and reconnaissance. We are honored to serve the
U.S. Navy and our nation's allies in the quest
to build and maintain a strong and cooperative
global maritime domain."
The Northrop Grumman BAMS UAS is a versatile
maritime intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance system to support a variety of
missions while operating independently or in
direct collaboration with fleet assets. 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 as the
unmanned segment of the Navy's Maritime Patrol
"Today is a significant day for the BAMS team,"
said Rear Adm. Bill Shannon, program executive
officer, unmanned aviation and strike weapons.
"The work they have done and will continue to do
is critical to the future of naval aviation.
Their efforts will enable the BAMS system to
provide the fleet a game-changing persistent
maritime and littoral intelligence, surveillance
and reconnaissance capability."