SENSORS: Army chooses surveillance radar system from Northrop Grumman

U.S. Army officials needed small, lightweight radar systems for the Army's MQ-1C Sky Warrior extended-range multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). They found their solution from Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems in Baltimore. The Army awarded Northrop Grumman a contract option to supply 40 AN/ZPY-1 STARLite wide-area surveillance radars with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and ground moving target indicator (GMTI) capabilities for the MQ-1C UAV.

The MQ-1C UAV from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in San Diego, is a variant of the Predator UAV, and provides the Army with a long-endurance, persistent surveillance and tactical strike capability featuring a heavy-fuel engine.

The AN/ZPY-1 STARLite is a small, lightweight tactical radar for mission-critical tactical reconnaissance, including all-weather, wide-area surveillance and stationary and moving target detection.

The STARLite weighs 65 pounds, occupies 1.2 cubic feet, and requires less than 750 watts of power. Northrop Grumman will deliver the STARLite radar to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) at Fort Monmouth, N.J., beginning in March 2011 and concluding in March 2012.


More Military & Aerospace Electronics Current Issue Articles
More Military & Aerospace Electronics Archives Issue Articles

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.

The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video of Leon Woo, VP of Engineering at Mercury Systems, on the role of innovation. Then, answer 3 simple questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!


Military & Aerospace Photos

Related Products

RR2P Removable Canister RAID System

Transportable data storage for mobile field use aboard planes, ships and ground transport. 2U, du...

Sensors Unlimited GA1280JSX High Resolution, Mil-Rugged, Extended High Sensitivity InGaAs SWIR Camera

Manufactures a high resolution, mil-rugged, extended high-sensitivity 0.9 Mpixel InGaAs SWIR came...

M1U20xx 1U Military-Grade Computer System

The M1U20xx Military-Grade Rack Mount System is a reliable high-performance mil-spec 1U solution ...

Related Companies

Winchester Systems Inc

At its founding in 1981, Winchester Systems introduced its first 5 MB disk system for Intel development system users....

Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc (X-ES)

 Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is a leader in the design, manufacture, and support of standard and ...

American Infrared Solutions (AIRS)

Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles


Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the design considerations for blending general-purposes processors (GPUs), general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs), field-programmable ...
Sponsored by:

Advantages of Intel Architecture Products and Wind River Solutions in Military & Aerospace Applications

This webinar explains the individual advantages of the Intel Architecture hardware, available for long-life supply, and the WRS software portfolio.  There are extraordinary advantages of combining such ...
Sponsored by:

social activity

All Access Sponsors

Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2014
Volume 25, Issue 2

Download Our Apps




Follow Us On...


Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles