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  • 12-Aug-2008 10:10 EDT

The U.S. Office of Naval Research awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract to develop and demonstrate a signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload for use on a UAV under the Warfighter's Tactical SIGINT Resource (WTSR) program. Under the three-year, $5.2 million contract, Northrop Grumman will first develop a low-cost, lightweight, plug-and-play SIGINT sensor package that requires minimal power. The sensor will be equipped with flight-tunable receivers that enable rapid re-tasking of the SIGINT payload during flight operations. Once developed, Northrop Grumman will conduct a Tier 2/Class 2 tactical UAV flight demonstration of the SIGINT payload at an operational altitude of 3000 ft. Northrop Grumman will lead the effort from its Ft. Wayne, IN, facility and is teamed with Swift Engineering Inc. Other Northrop Grumman work on the program will be accomplished in Sacramento, CA, and in Cincinnati, OH.

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