Northrop to Supply Multi Function Active Sensor Radar Systems for US Navy’s MQ-4C Drones

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Northrop to Supply Multi Function Active Sensor Radar Systems for US Navy’s MQ-4C Drones

Northrop Grumman has won a $376 million contract for Multi Function Active Sensor Radar Systems for US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton drones.

“Northrop Grumman Systems has been awarded $375.79 million for Multi Function Active Sensor Radar Systems for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system,” the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday.

The MQ-4C Triton is a high altitude, long endurance drone devveloped under the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program. The system is intended to provide real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions (ISR) over vast ocean and coastal regions, continuous maritime surveillance, conduct search and rescue missions, and to complement the Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. Its primary surveillance sensor is an AN/ZPY-3 Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) X-band AESA radar, which is capable of a 360-degree field-of-regard, allowing a MQ-4C Triton to survey over 7 million square kilometres of ocean within a 24-hour period.

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