Northrop Grumman has won a $65 million contract for long-lead components for the manufacture and delivery of three low-rate initial production Lot 5 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft meant for US Navy and government of Australia.
In addition, this contract provides equipment and associated materials for three ground stations for US Navy and government of Australia, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.
The MQ-4C Triton is a high altitude, long endurance drone devveloped under the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program. The system is intended to provide real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions (ISR) over vast ocean and coastal regions, continuous maritime surveillance, conduct search and rescue (SAR) missions, and to complement the Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. Its primary surveillance sensor is an AN/ZPY-3 Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) X-band AESA radar, which is capable of a 360-degree field-of-regard, allowing a MQ-4C Triton to survey over 7 million square kilometres of ocean within a 24-hour period.
Work is expected to be completed in June 2020.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has unveiled SeaFIND (Sea Fiber Optic Inertial Navigation with Data Distribution), a next generation maritime inertial navigation system for use on aquatic surveillance vehicles. The SeaFIND succeeds the companys MK-39 Mod 3 and 4 series Inertial Navigation System product line, the company said in a statement Monday
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Northrop Grumman for the Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) programme under which the company will develop biological sensing hardware using underwater biological organisms to detect underwater threats. “The detection, classification and tracking of undersea objects is a critical military capability and we are excited to work with DARPA to develop this next generation approach,”
Northrop Grumman has won a $15 million modification contract from the US Navy for Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) pod system. ALMDS detects, classifies and localizes near-surface, moored, sea mines
Northrop Grumman has won a $3.2 billion contract to supply 24 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft to the United States (US) Navy
The Australian government has issued a Request For Information (RFI) for 29 new gunships, seeking to replace the armys fleet of Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters. Under the Land 4503 program, the Australian Department of Defences Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) is seeking information to acquire 29 gunships
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