Raytheon developing ASARS-2B for U-2
Raytheon is developing a new version of the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System (ASARS) for the US Air Force’s U-2 Dragon Lady surveillance aircraft, the company announced on 26 March.
Developed under a $320 million undefinitised contract, the ASARS-2B will be equipped with an electronically scanned array antenna to double the surveillance range while maintaining the mapping and imagery resolution of the current ASARS-2A system.
The ASARS-2B completed its flight test at Edwards Air Force Base in California in early 2019.
ASARS-2B is a high-resolution, multi-mode, long-range, air-to-ground radar that provides operators with critical ISR data. ASARS detects and locates fixed and moving targets on the ground in all weather conditions, day and night.
More from Digital Battlespace
Thales lands second major European order for SquadNet soldier radios
Austria has followed Belgium in selected Thales' SquadNet tactical radios for its armed forces.
EU Commission invites tenders for new satellite constellation with military applications
The European Commission has launched an invitation tender for a contract to implement the EU satellite constellation dubbed IRIS² (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite).
New US developer LightRidge to take on air and space sensor markets
The private-equity backed firm combines the businesses of space payloads specialist GEOST and airborne sensor manufacturer Ophir.
Northrop Grumman to commence work on MESA sensors for US Air Force E-7 AEW fleet
The USAF will become the fifth operator of the E-7/MESA combination following Australia, Turkey, South Korea and the UK.
Northrop Grumman details bid for US Navy TACAMO aircraft replacement
The company believes its role as prime contractor on the E-2 Hawkeye puts it in a strong position for the programme to replace the USN's Boeing E-6 Mercury fleet.
Northrop Grumman hones US Space Force satellite design in virtual environment
The company has applied its Highly Immersive Virtual Environment technology to the design process of polar overwatch satellites ordered by the US Space Force.