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  • Seven-day flight proposed for Global Hawk


    Northrop Grumman has revealed an internal goal to perform a seven-day, non-stop flight by the RQ-4 Global Hawk next year ...


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  • Seven-day flight proposed for Global Hawk


    Northrop Grumman has revealed an internal goal to perform a seven-day, non-stop flight by the RQ-4 Global Hawk next...


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  • Seven-day flight proposed for Global Hawk

    News | 11 Mar 2011 01:19 | Stephen Trimble

    Northrop Grumman has revealed an internal goal to perform a seven-day, non-stop flight by the RQ-4 Global Hawk next year ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Seven-day-flight-proposed-for-Global-Hawk-354240/
  • BAE Systems wins contract to put SPIRITT in the sky

    News | 29 May 2007 00:00 | Stephen Trimble

    Firm to support Raytheon demonstration of hyperspectral reconnaissance payloadhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BAE-Systems-wins-contract-to-put-SPIRITT-in-the-sky-214316/
  • UVS Canada conference: Amphitech update plans for UAV sense and avoid radar

    News | 09 Nov 2006 15:29 | Peter La Franchi

    <P><BR><A href="http://www.amphitech.com/" target=_blank>Montreal-based&nbsp;Amphitech Systems</A> is proposing the development of a 7kg (15lb) detect, sense and avoid (DSA) radar for medium and large unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) by 2010 through leveraging two existing miniaturisation efforts for the company's naval surface search and ground-based battlefield radar systems.</P> <P>The Ku-band radar is forecast to be able to provide warning times of 27s in clear air conditions against an approaching aircraft with a radar cross section of 5m<SUP>2</SUP> (54ft<SUP>2</SUP>) and at a range of 7.5km (4nm). The time between detection and calculation of a collision is estimated at 3s says Michel Pelletier, Amphitech senior engineer.</P> <P>Speaking at the <A href="http://www.uvscanada.org/" target=_blank>Unmanned&nbsp;Vehicle Systems Canada conference</A>&nbsp;yesterday&nbsp;in <A href="http://www.montebello-quebec.com/montebello/menu/menufr.html" target=_blank>Montebello,&nbsp;Quebec</A>, hhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UVS-Canada-conference-Amphitech-update-plans-for-UAV-sense-and-avoid-radar-210488/
  • MP-RTIP active-array sensor begins testing

    News | 10 Oct 2006 00:00

    <P>Northrop Grumman has begun flight testing an active-array surveillance radar for its RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle. </P> <P>Developed by Northrop and Raytheon under the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Programme (MP-RTIP), the sensor is being flight tested in the Scaled Composites Proteus high-altitude testbed. On its initial 2h flight of a year-long test programme, the system was operated in its moving-target indicator and synthetic-aperture radar modes.</P> <P>The MP-RTIP radar will be installed in the Block 30 variant of the US Air Force’s Global Hawk UAV, but a larger wide-area surveillance (WAS) version could be cancelled. </P> <P>The first WAS radar is scheduled to fly aboard a modified Boeing 767 in 2010, but the USAF’s Northrop E-10 Multi-Sensor Command and Control Aircraft programme has been reduced to a technology demonstration and may be terminated, along with plans to upgrade the service’s Northrop E-8C Joint Surveillancehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MP-RTIP-active-array-sensor-begins-testing-209855/
  • Proteus testbed flies with pod en route to MP-RTIP trials

    News | 16 May 2006 00:00

    <P>The US Air Force has released its first image of the Scaled Composites Proteus manned testbed aircraft flying with a pod that will, from September, support trials of the Northrop Grumman/Raytheon multi-platform radar technology insertion programme (MP-RTIP) sensor. </P> <P> <TABLE borderColor=#000000 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=445 align=center bgColor=#ffffff border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <P align=right><IMG height=269 alt="USAF_ MP-RTIP_W445" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=12752" width=445 border=1><BR><STRONG><SUP><STRONG>© USAF</STRONG></SUP></STRONG></P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P> <P>The Northrop-owned Proteus demonstrator will simulate the capabilities of the MP-RTIP-equipped Block 40 Northrop RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle, which will be delivered from 2011 at a projected unit cost of $41.6 million. </P>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Proteus-testbed-flies-with-pod-en-route-to-MP-RTIP-trials-206639/
  • Proteus prepared for radar trial

    News | 09 May 2006 00:00

    <P><STRONG><SUP><STRONG>GRAHAM WARWICK/WASHINGTON DC</STRONG></SUP></STRONG></P> <P>Scaled Composites’ Proteus high-altitude, long-endurance manned testbed aircraft has flown with a 16.5m (54ft)-long canoe fitted under its fuselage to simulate the multi-platform radar technology insertion programme (MP-RTIP) sensor and enable initial airworthiness tests.</P> <P>The Northrop Grumman/Raytheon programme is developing two versions of the MP-RTIP active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar: one to be carried by Northrop’s RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle and a larger version intended for use on the US Air Force’s E-10 multi-sensor command and control aircraft. Flight tests of the radar are set to begin in late September, with the Northrop-owned Proteus being used as a surrogate for the Global Hawk.</P> <P>The E-10 programme was scaled back to a demonstration by the US Quadrennial Defence Review in February and is now tightly focused on proving sensor technology, USAF Col Dwyerhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Proteus-prepared-for-radar-trial-206481/