Business

August 26, 2013

Northrop Grumman completes successful demonstration of 3DELR radar system

Northrop Grumman has completed a successful full-scale demonstration of its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar for the U.S. Air Force last month.

Approximately 40 members of the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and the Office of the Secretary of Defense were on site to witness the comprehensive demonstration of Northrop Grumman’s radar system. More than 50 additional participants and observers were connected in real time at multiple locations via secure webcast.

“The U.S. Air Force system variant of the Department of Defense AN/TPS-80 radar performed exceptionally well during this comprehensive demonstration,” said Jeff Palombo, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman’s Land and Self Protection Systems Division. “This mature system is a low-risk solution that can provide significant immediate and long-term development, production and logistics cost savings for our Air Force customer.”

During the demonstration, Northrop Grumman’s 3DELRR performed long-range detection and tracking of live aircraft via high-power S-Band Gallium Nitride transmit/receive modules while showing successful system ambient air cooling under extremely hot operating conditions and comprehensive automatic system self-test and calibration capabilities.

Designed to replace the current AN/TPS-75 radar systems, 3DELRR will be the primary Air Force ground-based, long-range radar for detecting airborne threats.

Based on Northrop Grumman’s active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar technology, the company’s 3DELRR solution is a highly mobile, affordable and reliable radar system that will give the Air Force powerful new air defense capabilities.

Northrop Grumman is a leader in the development of AESA radar systems. The company’s ground radar systems include the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar and Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar AESA systems as well as the solid-state AN/TPS-78 and TPS-703 radar systems.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Northrop Grumman awarded position on Air Force training systems acquisition III contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a position on the Training Systems Acquisition III indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to support war fighter training systems at global U.S. Air Force operating locations. Twelve companies have been awarded positions on TSA III, which has a ceiling value of approximately $20.9 billion over 10 years, if...
 
 
Navy photograph

Raytheon and U.S. Navy collaborate to optimize minehunting sonar

Navy photograph The Remote Minehunting System and AN/AQS-20A Minehunting Sonar on USS Independence. Raytheon is working closely with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center — Division Newport to enhance the features of the comp...
 
 

Boston Engineering receives Air Force contract to advance UAV motor control capabilities

Boston Engineering today announced a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its UAV capabilities and to also reduce drone noise. Specifically, Boston Engineering will demonstrate an embedded motor control platform to accelerate U.S. Air Force UAV research and development initiatives. Embedded motor controllers underpin critical UAV operations including drone propulsion and sensors...
 

 

Boeing receives $1.49 billion contract for 13 P-8A Poseidon ircraft

Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft. The order includes nine aircraft for the U.S. Navy and four Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force, a long-time partner to the...
 
 

Boeing completes 777X firm configuration

Boeing announced Aug. 27 the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after working closely with airline customers and key suppliers to optimize the configuration of the new airplane. The 777X family includes the...
 
 

Raytheon to provide training services to U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has named Raytheon as one of the prime contractors on the Training Systems Acquisition III contract. This allows Raytheon to bid on delivery orders on this multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a total ceiling value of $20.9 billion over 10 years. Under this Air Force Life Cycle Management Center...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>