Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Fire Scout Equipped with Enhanced Radar
Source: Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy demonstrated a new multimode maritime surveillance radar on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that is expected to enhance long-range imaging and search capabilities for Navy commanders.
Warfighters will now have the latest in radar technology to pair with their current electro-optical infrared payload. Integrating this new radar system will provide the MQ-8B Fire Scout with essential operational capabilities in all tactical environments and will improve how it addresses threats in real-world scenarios. Northrop Grumman modified a Telephonics Corporation AN/ZPY-4 multi-mode maritime surveillance radar system used for manned aircraft, so it could be used on the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout.
Read more about the MQ-8B Fire Scout here.
Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman
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