Lockheed Martin to provide advanced radar signal processing for E-2D carrier-based surveillance aircraft

November 20, 2020

Military & Aerospace Electronics:


Airborne radar experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide 12 advanced radar signal processing retrofit systems for the U.S. Navy E-2D carrier-based radar early warning aircraft, under terms of a $22.8 million order announced this week.

Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., are asking the Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems segment in Liverpool, N.Y., to build 12 retrofit advanced radar processor systems for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.

The Navy Northrop Grumman E-2D is a tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft designed to operate from aircraft carriers. The twin-engine turboprop aircraft has a distinctive antenna, and provides the carrier battle group with wide-area radar surveillance for enemy monitoring and combat air traffic control.

The E-2D aircraft uses the Lockheed Martin AN/APY-9 radar for Navy carrier surveillance, and theater air and missile defense missions. The AN/APY-9 provides the enhanced airborne command and control and expanded surveillance for the E-2D. The radar detects small maneuverable targets in difficult coastal-water and overland environments…


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