UAS versus AESA radar test performed using on-the-move military systemNews
March 11, 2020
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. Northrop Grumman recently completed a successful government customer demonstration of its Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR) system, a short- to medium-range X-Band 3D AESA radar intended to be used as AN/APG-83 F-16 fighter radar in a ground-based, sense on-the-move role.
During the live-fire demonstration, Northrop Grumman reports that it successfully trialed the HAMMR system -- mounted on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV/Humvee) as an integrated air and missile sefense (IAMD) sensor to detect and track an unmanned aerial system (UAS) target.
HAMMR is intended for use in on-the-move multimission 3D applications for air surveillance, weapon cueing, and counterfire target-acquisition missions in either a 360-degree or sector-only staring mode.
Mike Meaney, vice president, land and maritime sensors, for Northrop Grumman, said of the test: “This first-of-its-kind demonstration validated the sense on-the-move capability in concept for the Department of Defense’s IAMD enterprise and proved that this capability can be developed and fielded to warfighters much sooner than anticipated.”