U.S. Navy, Raytheon and Boeing started flight testing Advanced Airborne Sensor on P-8A Poseidon

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Naval Defense News - USA
 
 
 
U.S. Navy, Raytheon and Boeing started flight testing Advanced Airborne Sensor on P-8A Poseidon
 
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was recently spotted at the Boeing headquarter's in Seattle conducting tests (including flight tests) with Raytheon's Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) fitted under the aircraft. Based on the existing AN/APS-149 Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS), the AAS is designed to detect moving targets both on the surface of water and on land.
     
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was recently spotted at the Boeing headquarter's in Seattle conducting tests (including flight tests) with Raytheon's Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) fitted under the aircraft. Based on the existing AN/APS-149 Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS), the AAS is designed to detect moving targets both on the surface of water and on land.A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was recently spotted at the Boeing headquarter's in Seattle conducting tests (including flight tests) with Raytheon's Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) fitted under the aircraft. Picture from bmpd.livejournal.com
     
LSRS is currently operational on U.S. Navy P-3C Orions. According to Raytheon, the AAS will provide airborne radar surveillance with next-generation line-of-site capability.

According to several sources, the AAS/Poseidon combo would provide the U.S. Navy with a capability similar to the US Air Force's dedicated E-8 Joint STARS platform. It is an airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform. Its primary mission is to provide theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance to support attack operations and targeting that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces.

Link to P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft technical datasheet
 

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