Tuesday, June 17, 2014

MQ-8B gets improved radar

SAN DIEGO -- Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy demonstrated a new multimode maritime surveillance radar on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will drastically enhance long-range imaging and search capabilities for Navy commanders. 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 AN/ZPY-4 multi-mode maritime surveillance radar system used for manned aircraft so it could be used on the MQ-8B. (Source: Northrop Grumman, 06/17/14) Gulf Coast note: Final assembly of the Fire Scout B and C variants is done in Moss Point, Miss.