Northrop Grumman has been selected by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for further demonstration using networked airborne radars to engage moving ground targets in real time with precision-guided stand-off weapons.

Earlier this year Northrop Grumman and the losing bidder Raytheon demonstrated their respective Affordable Moving Surface Target Engagement (AMSTE) solutions.

AMSTE fuses multiple ground moving-target indication (GMTI) radars and synthetic-aperture radars to provide fire control systems with accurate data to direct inexpensive munitions.

Northrop Grumman will now demonstrate integrated, high-reliability target track maintenance and precision fire control against fast moving targets that use terrain masking from detection.

The company is using its E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System's GMTI radar and its active array radar developed for Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter candidate.

Source: Flight International