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Telephonics has received a contract to supply its AN/ZPY-4 maritime and overland surveillance radar system for use on the US Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS, the company announced on 23 October.

The $23.5 million IDIQ contract was awarded by the US Naval Air Systems Command.

Under the terms of the contract, the radar will transition from a rapid deployment capability to a Program of Record for the Fire Scout platform.  

The AN/ZPY-4 is a multi-mode radar capable of tracking and classifying multiple targets for airborne ISR missions. It can operate in various modes including ISAR, SAR, weather detection and avoidance as well as SART beacon detection.