Northrop Grumman at Singapore Air Show
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) will highlight its global security capabilities including airborne early warning and control systems, unmanned aircraft systems, fire control radars and infrared countermeasures at the Singapore Air Show currently taking place (11-16 February) at the Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC) located near Changi Airport.
The exhibit will highlight the company’s latest AESA fighter sensor, the Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR). SABR is an affordable, multifunction AESA radar designed for low risk retrofit in current F-16s and is scalable for integration in other aircraft. SABR was selected last July for the joint U.S. Air Force and Taiwan Air Force F-16 Radar Modernisation Programme.
The company's airborne surveillance capability will also be showcased with scale models of the Triton unmanned aircraft system and the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control system (AEW&C). A functional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye crew workstation will be available for viewing in the exhibit.
Triton is a maritime derivative of the combat-proven Global Hawk unmanned air system (UAS) that has an unprecedented ability to gather and disseminate multiple types of intelligence data during long-duration flights at altitudes more than 17 kilometres high. The system's radar, the Multi-Function Active Sensor, allows Triton to monitor a 360-degree field of view. Global Hawk has logged more than 100,000 flight hours and carries a variety of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensor payloads to allow military and civil commanders to gather near real-time imagery and use radar to detect moving or stationary targets on the ground or at sea. The system supports airborne communications and information sharing missions, as well as anti-terrorism, anti-piracy, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye couples a newly designed electronically and mechanically scanned radar with a matching suite of sensors, avionics, processors, software and displays to provide the most advanced command and control capability available worldwide. The AN/APY-9 radar is the backbone of this aircraft and provides greater flexibility and improved detection and tracking over all terrains.
A full-scale model of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter will be on display in the exhibit. The MQ-8C Fire Scout uses a larger airframe than the previous MQ-8B variant to deliver more range, payload capacity and endurance to Naval Forces. Fire Scout can land and take off from any aviation-capable naval ship.
As the world's sole supplier of fire control radars for fifth-generation fighters, the company supplies the AESA radars for the F-35 Lightning II and F-22. In addition, a range of sensor systems are highlighted, including directional infrared countermeasures; APR-39C(V)5 suite of integrated sensors and countermeasures; the LITENING advanced airborne targeting and navigation pod; and the electro-optical Distributed Aperture System for the F-35 Lightning II.
Part of Northrop Grumman's family of unmanned air systems, the combat-proven Bat™ UAS can be configured for a variety of tactical missions.