Navy OKs SBIR Program to Mature RDRTec Sense and Avoid Radar for Triton UAS

The U.S. Navy has approved the proceeding of a Small Business Innovation Research program which will further the development of an RDRTec-built airborne collision and avoidance system designed to support the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system.

RDRTec said Wednesday the Common Radar Airborne Collision Avoidance System is a C-band radar built to offer sense and avoid along with weather avoidance capacities for UAS platforms.

The Navy’s approval of the Phase 3 proceeding will prepare the C-RACAS radar technology for potential integration into the Triton program of record depending on the service branch’s budget and appropriations.

Raytheon will help RDRTec implement a C-RACAS system design and development program as well as produce technologies what will aid the airspace integration of unmanned Triton units.

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