NAVY C4ISR AND UNMANNED SYSTEMS
AIRBORNE RADAR SYSTEMS
APY- 9 RADAR
BRIEFING: Installed on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the APY-
9 is an electronically scanned phased array radar whose antenna is installed in a dorsal-mounted, dish-shaped radome. The
APY- 9 radar provides greatly increased capability to detect and
track targets earlier and more accurately in littoral, overland and
overwater environments than the APS- 145. The radar retains
the legacy mechanical scanning capability of the E-2C, and has
the capability to stop the rotodome rotation and perform electronic scanning across a sector of interest. The E-2D crew can
monitor more than 6 million cubic miles of airspace and
150,000 square miles of ocean surface out to ranges of greater
than 300 miles. Low-rate production began in 2010.
CONTRACTORS:..........Northrop Grumman Corp., Lockheed Martin
Corp., Raytheon Co., L- 3 Communications Corp.
APY- 10 RADAR
BRIEFING: The APY- 10 Maritime, Littoral and Overland Surveillance Radar is a multimode maritime imaging radar supporting the
P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The APY- 10 is a new design
based upon the APS-137B (V) 5 radar installed on P-3C Orion aircraft, and will be fully integrated into the P-8A’s Mission Control and
Display System for control, display and data distribution. On Feb. 3,
2011, P-8A maker Boeing awarded Raytheon a low-rate initial production contract to develop six APY- 10 radars plus spares for the
Poseidon. IOC was achieved in December 2013 with the P-8A. An
international version has been installed on Indian Navy P-8Is.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Raytheon Co.
ZPY- 3 MULTIFUNCTION ACTIVE
BRIEFING: The ZPY- 3 MFAS is the 360-degree long-range surveillance radar developed for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The X-band AESA ZPY- 3 can switch between maritime
surface search, spot SAR, strip SAR, inverse SAR snapshot and
inverse SAR high-resolution modes. Data is sent to ground stations
in the form of tracks, single frame images and high-resolution
images while still maintaining 360-degree search. The ZPY- 3 will
enable the Triton to cover more than 2. 7 million square miles during a single mission. Flight testing began in February 2012.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Northrop Grumman Corp.
ZPY- 4 RADAR
BRIEFING: The ZPY- 4 is a lightweight, long-range X-band
maritime surveillance radar designed for the MQ-8B Fire Scout
vertical-takeoff UAV. It has been upgraded with GMTI capability that allows automatic detection and tracking of moving targets seamlessly between sea and shore. The Navy’s Ocean
Surveillance Initiative software is integrated into the radar and
provides rapid identification in concert with the host ship’s AIS.
The radar was demonstrated on an MQ-8B in June 2014.
CONTRACTORS:......... Telephonics Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp.
AND INFRARED SYSTEMS
ASD-12V SHARED RECONNAISSANCE
BRIEFING: The ASD-12V SHARP is a multisensor system
deployed on F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters. SHARP collects and records high-resolution, dual-band electro-optical and
infrared imagery from medium standoff altitudes, day or night and
in all weather, and is capable of transmitting near real time to commanders via data link. SHARP was first deployed over Iraq in
2003. In October 2006, the Navy awarded Raytheon a contract to
upgrade SHARP with a Target Cueing System. The upgrade
increases the mission effectiveness of the SHARP system and
reduces the workload of image analysts. The system’s tactical
imaging sensor will deliver more refined information to the image
analyst, allowing for specific targets to be more quickly located.
CONTRACTORS:.........Raytheon Co., Recon Optical Inc., L- 3
AAQ- 37 DISTRIBUTED APERTURE
BRIEFING: The AAQ- 37 is an array of six infrared cameras on
the F- 35 that give the pilot panoramic 360-degree coverage for
situational awareness for missile detection and tracking, launch
point detection, navigation and weapons deployment.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Northrop Grumman Corp.
AAQ- 40 ELECTRO-OPTICAL TARGETING
BRIEFING: The EOTS, developed for the F- 35, will provide
detection and precision targeting of air and ground threats, as
well as surveillance and battlefield situation awareness. The
EOTS is the first sensor to combine forward-looking infrared
with search and track functionality. The sensor views through a
sapphire window in the nose of the F- 35, rather than in a rotating turret. The first low-rate initial production units were delivered in November 2009. First flight of the EOTS took place in
August 2010 on a test-bed aircraft.
CONTRACTORS:.........Lockheed Martin Corp., BAE Systems
INFRARED SEARCH AND TRACK (IRST)
BRIEFING: The IRST is a passive electro-optical sensor that
detects, identifies and tracks aerial targets at extended ranges.
Its high angle accuracy allows it to track closely spaced targets
at maximum ranges. The Navy approved the system for engineering and manufacturing development for the F/A-18E/F
Super Hornet strike fighter. The IRST was tested on a Super
Hornet in February 2014. Deployment is planned for 2017.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Lockheed Martin Corp.