Northrop Grumman producing RF threat detection system

A new RF threat detection system for Air Force and Navy helicopters is entering production with Northrop Grumman.
By Richard Tomkins  |  Dec. 15, 2017 at 1:33 PM
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Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman reports it is to produce its digital radar warning system and electronic warfare management system for U.S. Air Force and Navy aircrews.

Production of the AN/APR-39D(V)2 comes under a $124.7 million award following a period of development and testing. Northrop, however, did not specify the contract's issuing authority.

"With the AN/APR-39D(V)2, we are bringing mature, fifth-generation digital technology to the rotary fleet," Robert Fleming, vice president for the land & avionics C4ISR division of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, said in a press release. "With its growth path to additional capabilities, including radio frequency counter-measures and advanced self-protection, the AN/APR-39D(V)2 will help warfighters stay ahead of emerging threats."

The AN/APR-39D(V)2 provides 360-degree coverage to detect and identify radio frequency threats to an aircraft. It can display data from multiple onboard sensors and automatically initiate counter-measures.

The AN/APR-39D(V)2 incorporates digital receiver technology, enhanced signal processing and updated apertures for comprehensive aircraft survivability, Northrop Grumman said.

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