Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) Sensor Suite

Maritime Patrol Aircraft Sensor Suite

Maritime Patrol Aircraft are outfitted with Northrop Grumman’s proprietary integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system. Our sophisticated sensor suite allows the MPA aircraft to simultaneously detect numerous activities of interest at substantial stand-off range.

Flight-station operators using the arrays of sensors, displays and data links can transmit critical data and intelligence instantaneously to ground and airborne control centers. This assists in the interception and investigation of vehicles, aircraft or persons of interest. The aircraft also record the data and imagery, which can subsequently be used for intelligence, investigation and prosecution.


  • Integrated EO/IR and maritime radar sensor capability
  • Robust day/night intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) solution now available with AIS exploitation
  • Off-board data links provide full motion video to ground stations or other aircraft
  • Easily reconfigured from ISR mission configuration to cargo or max passenger capability


  • Northrop Grumman’s STARTM 2000 TM dual-operator mission system, with integrated moving map and mission sensor operation
  • MX-15D EO/IR sensor with integrated laser range finder and IMU
  • SeaVue maritime radar with multi-mission support, and maritime, littoral and overland surveillance and mapping
  • BMS A/G and A/A data link (other data links available)
  • HF, VHF/UHF and satellite communications
  • Cockpit tactical displays

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