NAVAIR Advanced Airborne Sensor testing continuing on Navy P-8A PoseidonNews
January 07, 2016
PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland. Navy personnel are continuing the integration and testing of the Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR's) first Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS), dubbed the APS-154, aboard the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Testing will confirm that the P-8A and AAS can operate safely and efficiently together.
Successful testing of the AAS on the P-8A will enable production decisions that lead up to the AAS's initial deployment.
AAS, an externally mounted radar, is a follow-on system to the Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS) currently deployed. LSRS enables a variety of capabilities against moving and stationary targets at sea and on land.
Like LSRS, the AAS is an integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Targeting (ISR&T) asset, but has an additional capability of Mast and Periscope Detection (MPD). The AAS will improve the Combatant Commanders’ war fighting effectiveness by enabling a situational awareness advantage, through information dominance throughout all campaign phases, and providing on-demand, actionable sensor data that supports precision targeting against threats at sea and on land.