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BAE-Leonardo Team Secures $420M Contract to Build UK’s Combat Aircraft Radar System

ECRS Mk2

BAE Systems and Leonardo have been awarded a potential $420M contract to develop the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA), the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) for the Royal Air Force's (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoons, BAE said Thursday. Under the contract, the two companies will work to develop a standard radar to be integrated on to RAF Typhoons.

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Air Force Installs Northrop Radar Tech on Air National Guard F-16s

The U.S. Air Force has equipped Air National Guard F-16 jets with Northrop Grumman-built radars in a move to address a homeland defense requirement. Select F-16s at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland feature the AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar technology that the service branch procured to meet a "joint operational need" identified by U.S. Northern Command, Northrop said Thursday.

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Northrop Hands Marine Corps’ First Multimission Radar With Gallium Nitride Tech

The U.S. Marine Corps has received an active electronically scanned array radar system Northrop Grumman equipped with a gallium nitride antenna and designed to help the service branch monitor threats in real time. Northrop said Thursday delivery of the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar with GaN technology came after the company handed six G/ATORs over …

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Saab Unveils New AESA Surveillance Radar Tech Configuration

Saab has introduced a fixed-panel configuration of the company’s active electrically scanned array radar offering. Sea Giraffe 4A Fixed Face is based on S-band AESA radar technology and designed to integrate with multiple naval platforms, the company said Friday. Anders Linder, head of Saab’s surface radar solutions business, said the company aims to …

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Navy, Northrop Test New Functions of Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopters

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman have jointly demonstrated new functions and technologies of the MQ-8B and MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. Northrop said Wednesday Fire Scout showcased its manned/unmanned teaming features through station-to-station hand offs of two Fire Scouts and the streaming of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting data to an Amphibious …

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