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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: ?
Development Cost: USD$1.3 billion
Also Known As: E-10 Wide Area Surveillance Sensor, Global Hawk Block 40, MP-RTIP and Multi Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman and Raytheon
Parent System: AN/ZPY-2
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: ?
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Description: The AN/ZPY-2 Multi Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) is a modular, active electronically scanned array radar system that can be scaled in size for integration on manned and unmanned airborne platforms. The MP-RTIP radar system will enable US and coalition forces to better detect, identify and track both moving and stationary ground vehicles and low-flying aircraft and cruise missiles. The US Air Force plans to install the MP-RTIP modular radar system on the RQ-4B Global Hawk UAV and the E-10A Multi-Sensor Command and Control Aircraft (MC2A). MP-RTIP flight testing installed on a real Global Hawk is planned to begin in 2006-2007 timeline.

On April 30, 2004, the US Air Force awarded Northrop-Grumman a System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract worth $880 million. The contract included two MP-RTIP wide area surveillance full demonstration units for the E-10A aircraft, one demonstration unit with some special features upgradeable to a full configuration baseline radar, and three MP-RTIP Global Hawk radars. The MP-RTIP development completion has been scheduled for May 2010.

In May 2006, the US Air Force announced that the MP-RTIP radar demonstrator was undergoing flight testing aboard the Proteus high-altitude aircraft at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The Proteus was testing the smaller version tailored for the Global Hawk UAV. This version is known as Global Hawk Block 40. The MP-RTIP larger version is known as the E-10 Wide Area Surveillance Sensor and is being developed for the E-10 ground surveillance aircraft. Global Hawk Block 40 sensor testing was scheduled to start in September 2006 and last for over a year. The first Global Hawk equipped with the MP-RTIP is scheduled to roll off the production line by 2011.

AN/ZPY-2 Applications

Support Aircraft E-10A RQ-4 Block 40 Global Hawk RQ-4B Global Hawk

AN/ZPY-2 News

There are 24 news between
20 Sep 2004 and 13 Jun 2017
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017Northrop Grumman Demonstrates New Modular Panel-Based Radar with First Flight Test
Wednesday, October 12, 2016RQ-4 Global Hawk Successfully Flies Optical Bar Camera
Thursday, February 25, 2016RQ-4 Global Hawk Flies with SYERS-2 Intelligence Gathering Sensor
Saturday, December 19, 2015NATO Global Hawk Alliance Ground Surveillance Aircraft Successfully Takes Flight
Thursday, June 4, 2015NATO's First Global Hawk Alliance Ground Surveillance Aircraft Unveiled
Tuesday, August 26, 2014RQ-4 Global Hawk Demonstrates MP-RTIP Sensor Expanded Mission Capabilities
Sunday, May 20, 2012NATO Signs Contract for Five Block 40 Global Hawks
Tuesday, July 26, 2011Global Hawk Block 40 Unmanned Aircraft System Completes First Full System Flight With MP-RTIP Radar
Monday, March 28, 2011Northrop Grumman Submits Final Proposal for NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance
Wednesday, December 1, 2010Northrop Grumman Delivers Global Hawk MP-RTIP Sensor to the US Air Force

Operators & Related Equipment

Radars installed on NATO's fleet of five Block 40 Global Hawks

Grand Total 52
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