test flights in July were used to test new software to enable maritime modes for the MP-RTIP
radar for the NATO AGS system.
It is interesting from a culture perspective that in addressing the capabilities of the advanced MP-RTIP
, Air Force officers seem to focus almost exclusively on its use in defending against cruise missiles.
The Air Force plans to use the additional capacity on the RQ-4A4B Global Hawk to add a signals-intelligence (SIGINT) payload, as well as the new radar being developed under the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP
The E-10A will include the Northrop Grumman/Raytheon Multi-platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP
) radar and an advanced Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) subsystem integrated on a Boeing 767-400ER aircraft.
An MC2A equipped with the MP-RTIP
sensor would give the United States a capability to defend ground troops from cruise missile attacks.
Coincidentally, on the same date as the Eurohawk's departure for its record flight, Northrop Grumman disclosed that it also had delivered the first production Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-Rtip
) sensor to Edwards, but for the US Air Force's Block 40 Global Hawk this time.
For this submission, the initial SAR programs are Cobra Judy Replacement, Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP
), and Small Diameter Bomb (SDB).
Session Two, "Command and Control of the Ground Battle," will include briefings on the Joint STARS E-8C program and operations, AGS upgrades, MP-RTIP
, and the Common Ground Sensor.
It uses the Northrop Grumman/Raytheon Multi-platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP
) radar sensor coupled with a Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) system that is being completed later this year.
next-generation radar for Joint STARS, called the MP-RTIP
. However, he cautioned, "the radar for NATO is not an MP-RTIP
modified radar, but it is a cooperatively designed radar." The MP-RTIP
technology is considered too sensitive for export by the United States.
Due to enter service with the US Air National Guard during fiscal year 2010, the Block 40 variant will be the first to carry the MP-Rtip
active electronically-scanned array (aesa) radar.
The US Air Force has awarded the team of Northrop Grumman Corporation's Integrated Systems Sector and Raytheon Company a $303 M contract for the first phase of the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP