Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Navy's Triton drone flies with new radar system

Navy's Triton drone flies with new radar system: A U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial system has flown for the first time with a new search radar system that provides enhanced surveillance capabilities.

The new radar is named the Multi-Function Active Sensor, with a 360-degree view of a large geographic area and providing all-weather coverage for detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying points of interest, Naval Air Systems Command reported.

In addition to the new radar, the UAS will also carry an electro-optical/infrared sensor for still imagery and full-motion video of potential threats; an electronic support measures package to identify and geo-locate radar threat signals; and a system to detect and track vessels equipped with automatic identification system responders.