Military Embedded Systems

NAVAIR Advanced Airborne Sensor testing continuing on Navy P-8A Poseidon


January 07, 2016

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

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.


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