According to the China National Defense Science and Technology Information Network reported that , according to Wednesday announced a $ 24.5 million contract , Northrop Grumman Aeronautical Systems Division and Raytheon Space Airborne Systems Division , joint development and installation of an advanced air-to-air and air-to-ground radar systems for Northrop Grumman’s RQ -4B global Hawk Block 40 unmanned aerial vehicle ( UAV ) .
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The U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center is located the Massachusetts Hansikemu Air Force Base requires Northrop Grumman and Raytheon to develop and demonstrate for the Global Hawk Block 40 unmanned aerial vehicles , .
The MP-RTIP project is developing a modular active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar system , scalable applied to different types of aircraft , especially the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles and the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) Raytheon Space Airborne Systems sector is the main subcontractor for the MP-RTIP project , responsible for hardware development of the radar system .
MP-RTIP system being produced based on the Northrop Grumman previously developed radar technologies, including the Air Force E -8 Joint STARS aircraft and the existing Global Hawk radar