Military Embedded Systems

Next generation of radar sensors to be developed by Northrop Grumman


March 04, 2019

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. U.S. Army officials selected Northrop Grumman Corp. to develop the AN/APR-39E(V)2, the next generation of radar threat warning sensors.

The AN/APR-39E(V)2, previously known as the Modernized Radar Warning Receiver, will provide a new level of precision in detecting, locating, and identifying threats by combining Northrop Grumman’s digital receiver exciter (DRE) architecture with digital signal processing algorithms, officials state.

The DRE architecture is also employed on the AN/APR-39D(V)2 radar warning receiver and other electronic warfare systems, allowing for more rapid updates to stay ahead of the threat.

“The AN/APR-39E(V)2 will see more threats, including millimeter wave radars, at greater range. That advanced level of protection is critical to our customers’ mission success,” says Brent Toland, vice president, land and avionics C4ISR, Northrop Grumman.


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