Sunday, July 21, 2024

U.S. Army taps Northrop Grumman for next-gen scalable radar antenna

Northrop Grumman Corporation was selected to develop the U.S. Army ‘s next-generation tactical radar antenna.

The Re-scalable Aperture for Precision Targeting Radar (RAPTR) will be composed of small radar building blocks to allow the antenna to be scaled to fit a wide range of mission and platform requirements, according to a news release put out by Northrop Grumman.

RAPTR will improve upon the precision and range of the previous, combat-proven Northrop Grumman tactical radar family to provide a greater level of situational understanding to warfighters. The system will operate in multiple radar modes, including Synthetic Aperture Radar and Ground Moving Target Indicator, to provide a comprehensive operating picture.

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“RAPTR’s building block architecture allows us to scale the antenna up or down to suit a wide range of platforms and missions, so it is well suited to the demands of today’s multi-domain battlespace,” said Brent Toland, vice president, land and avionics C4ISR, Northrop Grumman.

The system will take advantage of common building blocks, allowing for rapid, cost-effective production for a variety of applications.

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