Northrop Grumman maturing key Triton unmanned aircraft sensor
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has completed more than 25 flight tests of the US Navy Triton unmanned aircraft system’s (UAS) primary maritime surveillance sensor in preparation for its installation on the aircraft.
The company is conducting risk-reduction tests of the multi-function active sensor (MFAS) using a Gulfstream II surrogate aircraft off the California coast. The radar will provide the Triton UAS with a 360-degree view of ocean and coastal regions.
“Surrogate flights have allowed us to mature the MFAS radar’s capabilities and merge the data with information received from other sensors and equipment that will