Northrop’s modular panel-based sensor flies
Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the first flight test of its new modular panel-based sensor, the company announced on 13 June. The flight took place at Northrop Grumman's test facility in Baltimore, Maryland, in April.
The hardware-enabled and software-defined multi-function surveillance radar is designed to rapidly adjust to emerging mission requirements by adapting new modes and capabilities that suit the threat environment. These modes may also be third-party developed.
According to the company the radar successfully executed ground moving target indicator and synthetic aperture radar map modes during the flight.
Paul Kalafos, VP, surveillance systems and electronic maneuver warfare, Northrop Grumman, said: ‘Northrop Grumman is focused on equipping the warfighter for today as well as the battlespace of the future. As mission requirements change, our open architecture sensor is easily adapted to remain the best tool for the mission.’
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