The company and the Navy conducted two phases of testing, one at a near field facility and the other at a far field range located in Baltimore.
This system is part of the Navy’s shipbuilding plans, said Patrick Antkowiak, sector vice president and general manager for the advanced concepts and technologies division.
During the near field phase, testing teams evaluated the radar’s digital beam forming performance, tuning techniques and system reliability.
For the far field test, the teams demonstrated full-power operations.
Northrop said it designed the radar under a $120 million program for detecting, tracking and engaging ballistic missiles in high clutter environments.
To date, the company has delivered more than 500 of the active electronically scanned array S-band radars to military and commercial customers.