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Raytheon tests EASR all-purpose surveillance radar for U.S. Navy

Raytheon tests EASR all-purpose surveillance radar for U.S. Navy

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March 20 (UPI) -- The Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar sensor, the U.S. Navy's newest radar, has completed subtesting, its builder, Raytheon Co., announced. The rotating array of radar components was mounted on a 100-foot tower at the Navy's Surface Combat Systems Center at Wallops Island, Va., and will undergo systems-level tracking of aircraft through the end of the year. The EASR system, a collection of radar devices on a 36-square foot platform and an element in the SPY-6 air and missile defense radar system, is the Navy's next generation radar for aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships. The system provides simultaneous anti-air and anti-surface warfare, electronic protection and air traffic control capabilities, Raytheon said. It can be used on a variety of ships, planes, ...
Northrop Grumman to support U.S. Army's Starlite radar system

Northrop Grumman to support U.S. Army's Starlite radar system

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Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. was awarded an $ 86.2 million contract by the U.S. Army in support of the Starlite radar system. The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is a hybrid fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee agreement. The AN/ZPY-1 STARLite radar system is a small radar unit used on tactical aerial reconnaissance missions that include moving target detection, maritime searches, battlefield intelligence and through-the-weather surveillance. The system can be used on both manned and unmanned aerial system platforms, according to Northrop Grumman. An estimated completion date for the contract is Jan. 31, 2023, with work locations yet to be determined. The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting agent. [...
Citizen scientists, radar systems count 2B birds migrating across the Gulf of Mexico

Citizen scientists, radar systems count 2B birds migrating across the Gulf of Mexico

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Jan. 9 (UPI) -- According to a new study that combined the observations of citizen scientists and weather radar stations, some 2 billion birds cross the Gulf of Mexico during the spring migration season. "We looked at data from thousands of eBird observers and 11 weather radar stations along the Gulf Coast from 1995 to 2015," Kyle Horton, a postdoctoral fellow at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, said in a news release. "We calculated that an average of 2.1 billion birds crosses the entire length the Gulf Coast each spring as they head north to their breeding grounds. Until now, we could only guess at the overall numbers from surveys done along small portions of the shoreline." Observations of birds by citizen scientists, documented on the Cornell Lab-managed app eBird, helped scientists ca...
Raytheon awarded $114M for AN/SPY-6(V) radar integration, production

Raytheon awarded $114M for AN/SPY-6(V) radar integration, production

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Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a $ 114 million contract for integration and production support of the AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radar. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, covers support for combat system integration, testing, engineering and maintenance, as well as the procurement of spare parts for the system. The AN/SPY-6(V) radar is currently in production and expected to be included on the new DDG-51 Flight III destroyer. The first of the newest generation of Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, the USS Jack H. Lucas, is already under construction, and the Navy this year awarded contracts for the next 10. Raytheon bills the new radar system as the first "truly scalable radar," because it is built using blocks called radar modular assemblies...
NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity

NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity

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The first all-British radar satellite has launched to orbit on an Indian rocket. Called NovaSAR, it has the ability to take pictures of the surface of the Earth in every kind of weather, day or night. The spacecraft will assume a number of roles but its designers specifically want to see if it can help monitor suspicious shipping activity. Lift-off from the Satish Dhawan spaceport occurred at 17:38 BST. NovaSAR was joined on its rocket by a high-resolution optical satellite - that is, an imager that sees in ordinary light. Known as S1-4, this spacecraft will discern objects on the ground as small as 87cm across. Both it and NovaSAR were manufactured by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited of Guildford. ...