Telephonics Awarded AN/ZPY-4 Radar Contract for MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply their AN/ZPY-4 maritime and overland surveillance radar system for use on the U.S. Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.

The Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, valued at $23.5 million, was awarded by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Under the terms of the contract, the AN/ZPY-4 will transition from a Rapid Deployment Capability (RDC) to a Program of Record for the Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform.

Designed to maximize situational awareness for UAV platforms, the AN/ZPY-4 multi-mode radar (MMR) is capable of tracking and classifying multiple targets of interest in a wide range of applications. The AN/ZPY-4 has a comprehensive collection of radar modes which, together with its space, weight and power attributes, offers proven performance.

“Telephonics is excited to partner with the U.S. Navy to enhance the sensor capability of the MQ-8B Fire Scout Program by providing the AN/ZPY-4 multi-mode radar,” said Kevin McSweeney, Telephonics President.

AN/ZPY-4(V)1 Radar

AN/ZPY-4 is a multi-mode maritime surveillance radar developed by Telephonics Corporation for manned and unmanned aircraft.

AN/ZPY-4(V)1 radar system is designed for maritime surveillance, tracking and classifying targets of interest in a wide range of applications including naval aviation, maritime police, border patrol as well as environmental and fisheries protection.

The system are capable of tracking multiple targets and can be found on fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft as well as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), enhancing situational awareness. Modes include Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), weather detection and avoidance as well as Search and Rescue Transponder (SART) beacon detection.

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