US based Northrop Grumman displayed its airborne surveillance radar and display system at At the Dubai Airshow 2011.
At the Dubai Airshow 2011, US based Northrop Grumman displayed its airborne surveillance radar and display system. The airborne radar system permanently affixed on a Hawkeye E2D aircraft is capable of detecting targets over the horizon to a range of 300 nautical miles. The reflected images are consolidated and displayed on multiple digital display systems. Since the Hawkeye radar system is airborne, the reflected data can be processed to allow vector and spatial real time decision making.
In today’s complex and dynamic environment, responses of both civil and military forces can be severely hampered by limited data availability and communication. Branded as Knowledge 360, the airborne Hawkeye detection and processing system provides a networking backbone architecture that allows information flow throughout the control region amongst aircraft, ships, soldiers, civilians, local and remote authorities and local and remote command centres.
The real time data processing systems use high speed processors, massive memory processing and tracking algorithms, open architecture systems, fibre optic networks as well as internet protocols to interoperate with other command centres. The systems also support multi channel inputs from satellites and unmanned drones to allow the control space to be viewed across multiple precision resolutions other than what the steerable Hawkeye Rotodome provides.
The airborne detection systems extends across 360 degrees of space in any environment and across any terrain while providing enhanced detection in particular areas of this aerial space. Other than combat offensive management, the Hawkeye detection system also has significant civilian applications including disaster control management, humanitarian assistance, search and rescue, air traffic control, anti piracy, sea lane monitoring, anti drug operations amongst others.