Northrop Intros Multifunction Radar Architecture

Northrop Grumman has introduced a radar technology equipped with an open architecture system and designed to integrated with multiple platforms and missions.

Vanguard is made-up of panels that can function independently or in conjunction with other similar structures to form an integrated radar array, Northrop said Thursday.

The company has put the system through at least 10 test flights.

During the first demonstration, which took place in April 2017, the radar performed synthetic aperture radar mapping and ground and moving target indicator functions.

The panel-based radar also works integrate with third-party software platforms and the Open Mission Suite Battle Management Command and Control system.

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