The American aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman has made minority investment in Echodyne’s radar platform.
Details of the deal were not disclosed.
Both companies have also entered into a new strategic agreement to use Echodyne’s commercial radar technology in Northrop Grumman’s solutions for anti-aircraft aircraft (C-UAS).
The new collaboration builds on an existing partnership that began in early 2020, when the Echodyne radar was integrated into Northrop Grumman’s light strike vehicle, the Bushmaster Gun Truck.
According to Echodyne, the solution has proven effective against small drones during numerous demonstrations of combat fire.
Under the new agreement, Northrop Grumman plans to use the technology in advanced platforms and solutions.
Northrop Grumman Vice President of Strategy David Jacobs said: “We continue to use disruptive technologies that improve our solutions and easily integrate into our approaches to open architecture.
“This strategic partnership enhances our ability to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of our customers, especially in the area of C-UAS.”
Echodyne CEO Eben Frankenberg said: “The collaboration with Northrop Grumman is another significant milestone for Echodyne, highlighting the clear message that our radars work well in the most complex applications and demanding environments.
“Northrop Grumman’s investment and the choice of our radars for anti-UAV solutions further confirm the benefits of our own technology and our best-in-class radars.”
Last month, Northrop Grumman announced it had held another one Static tests of a precision-launched missile engine (PRSM) at its facility. PrSM is a next-generation high-precision surface-to-surface weapon system developed by Lockheed Martin.
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