Tag Archives: MS-177

Northrop Receives Aviation Week Program Excellence Award for Virtual Mission Planning Software

Northrop Grumman has won the Aviation Week Program Excellence Award under the supplier aftermarket category for its software program designed to support the U.S. Air Force’s contingency and crisis action planning operations. The company said Thursday over 300 program management representatives from the public and private sectors selected the Global …

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Materion to Supply Parts for UTC Aerospace Systems Multi-spectral Imaging Sensor

Materion has received a contract to supply AlBeMet metal matrix composite parts that will be used as components for UTC Aerospace Systems‘ MS-177 multi-spectral imaging sensor. The MS-177 is being evaluated for use on Northrop Grumman‘s RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, Materion said Thursday. Made of aluminum and beryllium, AlBeMet is a composite metal made to …

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Northrop Begins UAV Multispectral Sensor Payload Test

Northrop Grumman has conducted an inaugural flight test of a multispectral sensor payload onboard a high-altitude long-range unmanned aircraft system. Northrop said Wednesday it integrated the MS-177 sensor into an RQ-4 Global Hawk drone during the test flight held at the company’s facility in Palmdale, California. The sensor is designed to find targets with broad area search and sensing methods as well …

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Report: Northrop Reschedules Global Hawk Flight Test With UTC-Built Sensor

Northrop Grumman has pushed back the test flight of its RQ-4 Global Hawk  unmanned surveillance aircraft equipped with a United Technologies Corp.-built multispectral imaging sensor technology to late January, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. Rachel Karas writes testing of the MS-177 sensor-equipped Global Hawk was originally scheduled to occur in late December. The report said …

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UTC to Update MS-177 Imaging Sensor Tech; Kevin Raftery Comments

A business unit of  United Technologies Corp. has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to update the company’s MS-177 imaging sensor system in efforts to increase the technology’s resolution and coverage. UTC Aerospace Systems will design, build, manufacture and deliver updated MS-177A sensors for potential deployment by the Air Force in 2019, UTC said Monday. The service …

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UTC to Continue Support for Air Force’s Raytheon-Operated ISR Data Collection Platform

A United Technologies Corp. business unit will continue to provide sustainment, on-site and field services in support of the U.S. Air Force‘s Raytheon-operated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform for data collection, command and situational awareness functions. UTC Aerospace Systems‘ ISR and space systems division will provide electro-optical/infrared multi-spectral imaging exploitation and training support to Raytheon for the Distributed Common Ground …

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Air Force, Northrop Develop ISR Payload Adapter for Global Hawk UAS

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Northrop Grumman has worked with the U.S. Air Force‘s Life Cycle Management Center and Air Combat Command to develop an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payload adapter for the Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system. The parties built the IPA technology under a cooperative research-and-development agreement as part of efforts to link existing and future data-gathering sensors with …

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General Atomics Conducts Flight Test of Predator C Avenger Remotely Piloted Aircraft

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has flown its Predator C Avenger remotely piloted aircraft with a United Technologies-built MS-177 electro-optical/infrared sensor. Seven test flights occurred at the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, California that had the Avenger gather land-based and littoral objects imagery through the MS-177 sensor at more than 37,000 feet …

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Air Force Demos UTC Sensor Onboard General Atomics Avenger UAV; Chris Pehrson Comments

The U.S. Air Force has completed a flight demonstration of a United Technologies Corp.-built sensor onboard a General Atomics-made unmanned aerial vehicle, Flightglobal reported Monday. Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, told Flightglobal reporter James Drew that the service branch performed seven flights between …

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