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September 24, 2018

Northrop Grumman unveils Vanguard panel-based radar system

Northrop Grumman has unveiled its Vanguard open architecture radar system for potential use in a wide range of missions and platforms.

Northrop Grumman has unveiled its Vanguard open architecture radar system for potential use in a wide range of missions and platforms.

The new multi-function system features a modular, panel-based structure, with each radar panel representing a flexible building block that can be customised to meet different mission requirements.

Each radar panel has the capability to function independently as its own radar and can also be connected with the desired number of other radar panels to form one single, larger radar array.

The panels are also field-replaceable, which helps provide lifecycle cost savings and avoids long maintenance delays that prevent operation.

Northrop Grumman Surveillance and Electromagnetic Manoeuvre Warfare vice-president Paul Kalafos said: “Our Vanguard solution redefines the way we produce radars and the capabilities possible within one flexible, scalable design.

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“Vanguard’s modular radar panels are a building block for a multitude of future radar aperture applications.”

“Vanguard’s modular radar panels are a building block for a multitude of future radar aperture applications.”

The same Vanguard radar building block can be used by both large and small systems, thereby facilitating quick and cost-effective production and maximum system maturity.

To date, the company has carried out ten rigorous test flights using the Vanguard radar solution which has successfully demonstrated exceptional stability, reliability and performance.

Crucial modes to the air-to-ground radar mission, including ground moving target indicator, dismounted moving target indicator, and synthetic aperture radar mapping was carried out successfully during the first test flight conducted by the company in April last year.

Furthermore, the Northrop radar has demonstrated the ability to rapidly adopt third-party software and interface with the open mission suite battle management command and control system.

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