Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars

Radar Superiority Across All Domains

 


 

Radar Powerhouse: Generations of AESA Experience

As a pioneer in Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars, Northrop Grumman has been at the forefront of AESA innovations for more than 60 years. Northrop Grumman’s wealth of design experience with AESA fire control radars helps provide air-to-air, air-to-ground, land, and sea superiority for the world’s armed forces. Our mature production environment reflects decades of AESA development spanning five radar generations. Over this period, Northrop Grumman has continuously improved advanced designs while reducing costs and increasing mission capability.


 


 

AIR

Gaining the high ground starts in the air. Our AESA fire control radars help provide air-to-air, air-to-ground and ground superiority for the world’s armed forces. Northrop Grumman’s airborne radars provide through-the-weather strategic and tactical surveillance. Operating in SAR, Ground Moving Target Indicator, Maritime Moving Target Indicator and Dismount Moving Target Indicator modes, Northrop Grumman’s advanced AESA radars give commanders the intel they need in today’s multi-domain operations. Systems currently deployed include SABR, STARLite, Joint STARS and VADER.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is the world leader in airborne fire control radars and the sole supplier for both USAF 5th generation fighter platforms: the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II. Northrop Grumman is unmatched as the largest producer of airborne fire control Electronically Scanned Arrays (ESAs).

 

AIRBORNE AESA SYSTEMS

F-35 AN/APG-81

F-35 AN/APG-81

Provides unparalleled battlespace situational awareness that translates into lethality, aircrew effectiveness and survivability

AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar

AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar

5th Generation Fighter Radar Capability for the 4th Gen Aircraft

F-22 AN/APG 77

F-22 AN/APG 77

Providing the F-22 Raptor with air-to-air and air-to-ground superiority

AN/ASQ-236 Dragon’s Eye Radar Pod

AN/ASQ-236 Dragon’s Eye Radar Pod

Providing aircrew with all-weather multi-target detection, track and engagement

Multi-Role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) Surveillance Radar

Multi-Role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) Surveillance Radar

Brings military airborne surveillance capabilities to the Boeing 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system

AN/ZPY-5 VADER (Vehicle And Dismount Exploitation Radar)

AN/ZPY-5 VADER (Vehicle And Dismount Exploitation Radar)

Provides accurate Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) data and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery to ground commanders in real time.

AN/ZPY-1 STARLite

AN/ZPY-1 STARLite

Provides precise battlefield intelligence in all types of weather and in battlefield obscurants, day and night

AN/ZPY-3 Multi-Function Active Sensor

AN/ZPY-3 Multi-Function Active Sensor

Is a 360-degree field-of-regard active electronically scanned array radar designed for maritime surveillance

Re-scalable Aperture for Precision Targeting Radar (RAPTR)

Re-scalable Aperture for Precision Targeting Radar (RAPTR)

Northrop Grumman’s Re-scalable Aperture for Precision Targeting Radar (RAPTR), composed of small radar building blocks, will provide advanced surveillance and precision targeting capabilities for a wide range of missions and platforms


 
 

LAND

To stay one-step ahead of the enemy, the modern battlefield requires the most advanced technologies that offer industry-leading performance in clutter-rich, contested environments.

Northrop Grumman’s all-seeing radars – AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR, HAMMR, and the AN/TPS-80 Long Range Radar provide a complete, operational picture and unambiguous view of the battlespace to help warfighters make better decisions when it matters most. We offer highly mobile solutions with robust, field-proven electronic protection, enhancing survivability while delivering true multi-mission capability to the warfighter.

The ability to network seamlessly on land and in the field provides increased survivability to counter evolving threats and be ready for whatever the future holds.

 

GROUND RADAR SYSTEMS

AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR)

AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR)

AN/TPS-80 multi-mission air surveillance system can detect, identify and track airborne threats common to combat environments.

HAMMR - Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar

HAMMR – Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar

Provides 360-degree coverage while mounted and moving on a vehicle and is easily deployable from a variety of expeditionary platforms

Coming Soon: Long Range Radar

Coming Soon: Long Range Radar

 


 
 

SEA

Threats don’t stop at the shoreline. Northrop Grumman continues to develop radar systems that support complex missions at sea and counter increasingly sophisticated anti-ship threats. As the premier maritime X-Band radar provider for the U.S. Navy, we are ready and able to bring a new set of advanced capabilities to the warfighter.

As the design agent for the AN/SPQ-9B surface search and fire control radar, we continue to provide fire-control quality track data in stressing, high-clutter environments to protect high-value surface combatants.

 

AN/SPQ-9B Anti-Ship Missile Defense

AN/SPQ-9B Anti-Ship Missile Defense

The AN/SPQ-9B is a multimode X-band pulse Doppler radar that detects all known and projected sea skimming missiles. The multimission radar is designed to detect small, fast-moving targets in the presence of clutter from ocean waves, rain and land returns, as well as chaff and jamming.

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MULTIMEDIA

STARLite Cuts through the Fog of War STARLite Cuts through the Fog of War

AN/ZPY-5 VADER (Vehicle And Dismount Exploitation Radar)

STARLite Cuts through the Fog of War

G/ATOR - Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar
(Source: Northrop Grumman 2017)

Tactical Tuesday: G/ATOR
(Source: US Marine Corps Systems Command 2018)

Honor the Fallen, and the G-ATOR | The Corps Report Ep. 97
(Source: US Marine Corps 2017)

 


 

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CONTACT US

 

Land/Sea

Fernando Catta-Preta
Fernando.Catta-Preta@ngc.com
(434) 974-2736

Airborne

James Drew
J.Drew@ngc.com
(703) 556-1520

Airborne

Steve Lamb
Stephen.Lamb@ngc.com
(224) 625-4627

Airborne

Kate Mauss
Katherine.Mauss@ngc.com
(410) 765-4649

Land/Sea

Leslie Zychowski
Leslie.Zychowski@ngc.com
(410-765-7042)

 

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