Initial Operational Capability (IOC): February 2010
Total Production: 73
Development Cost: USD$79 million
Unitary Cost: USD$2.4 million
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman
Parent System: STARLite
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): February 2010
Total Production: 73
Production Cost: USD$79 million
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Description: The STARLite is a new multi-function radar developed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman for the US Army's MQ-1C Sky Warrior/ERMP Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Basically, the STARLite is a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)/Ground Moving Target Indication radar intended for surveillance and protection of forces on the ground. The initial contract, valued at $42 million, was issued in April 2008 covering the delivery of 10 radar sets.

AN/ZPY-1 STARLite Applications

Combat Aircraft MQ-1C Gray Eagle Support Aircraft TARS

AN/ZPY-1 STARLite News

There are 6 news between
28 Apr 2008 and 20 Sep 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012Northrop Grumman to Provide 44 Additional STARLite Radar Systems for the US Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System
Monday, October 10, 2011US Army Deploys STARLite Radar on PTDS Aerostat Surveillance Platform
Monday, June 27, 2011STARLite Radar Demonstrated on a US Army Aerostat Persistent Threat Detection System
Monday, November 8, 2010Northrop Grumman to Provide 40 STARLite Radars for US Army's MQ-1C Sky Warrior
Thursday, February 11, 2010US Army Takes Delivery of First Production STARLite Radars
Monday, April 28, 2008Northrop Grumman to Provide STARLite Radar for US Army ERMP UAV

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