by Ryan Maass
Baltimore (UPI) Sep 24, 2015
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the U.S. Army to develop a new long-range radar for surveillance and reconnaissance missions, the company announced on Thursday.
Northrop's Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) Long-Range Radar will also be integrated with a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and ground moving target indicator (GMTI). Vice president of tactical sensor solutions for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Steve McCoy calls the radar a "good fit" for the U.S. Army.
"Our low-risk, affordable solution combines mature Active Electronically Scanned Array technology with operationally proven hardware and software to meet all-weather and long-range ISR requirements," McCoy said in a statement.
The company says the new radar will enhance C4ISR capabilities by combining the Gen 2 Vehicle and Dismount and Exploitation Radar (VADER) back-end electronics and software, designed to detect and follow people traveling on foot or in vehicles, with active electronically scanned array radar.
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