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Northrop Grumman Completes Development of Situation Awareness System, Gets $124M Contract

By S.L. Fuller | December 15, 2017

The AN/APR-39D(V)2 is a small, lightweight digital radar warning receiver and electronic warfare management system that provides 360-degree coverage to detect and identify radio frequency threats to an aircraft. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman.

The AN/APR-39D(V)2 is a small, lightweight digital radar warning receiver and electronic warfare management system that provides 360-degree coverage to detect and identify radio frequency threats to an aircraft. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Army and U.S. Navy aircrews are set to receive new situational awareness solutions from Northrop Grumman. The company said Thursday it has received a contract award for production of AN/APR-39D(V)2 digital radar warning receiver and electronic warfare management systems.

Worth $124.7 million, the deal follows the completion of engineering and manufacturing development activities. This included a series of tests that verified the system’s readiness for production and the demands of combat operations, according to Northrop Grumman.

The solution is small and lightweight. It provides 360-deg coverage to detect and identify radio frequency threats to an aircraft. As an electronic warfare management suite, the APR-39D(V)2 can display data from multiple onboard sensors and automatically initiate countermeasures to protect aircrews, Northrop Grumman said. The system incorporates high-performance digital receiver technology, enhanced signal processing and updated apertures for comprehensive aircraft survivability.

“With the AN/APR-39D(V)2, we are bringing mature, fifth-generation digital technology to the rotary fleet,” said Robert Fleming, VP of the land and avionics C4ISR division at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. “With its growth path to additional capabilities, including radio frequency countermeasures and advanced self-protection, the AN/APR-39D(V)2 will help warfighters stay ahead of emerging threats.”

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