NXP Semiconductors N.V., the world’s largest supplier of automotive semiconductors, announced a new automotive radar microcontroller (MCU), the NXP S32R27, that will deliver the features and performance required for making safe, automated driving a reality. NXP is the leading supplier of radar-based ADAS semiconductor solutions. An estimated 50 percent of all car radar modules shipped in 2016 will utilize NXP radar processing and front-end technology.
Echodyne Corp. announced the first ever successful test of an airborne Detect and Avoid (DAA) radar on a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (sUAV). Echodyne’s radar was mounted on a small commercial drone which flew multiple missions below 400’ over a period of several days. The drone was of a size, payload, and range well suited for package delivery, infrastructure inspection and agricultural monitoring.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a $13.3 million contract modification to extend its work on the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures (ARC) project. The ARC program's goal is to enable airborne electronic warfare (EW) systems to counter new, unknown, and adaptive radars in real time.
The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has selected the Terma SCANTER 6000 radar as the combined navigation and helicopter control radar for its two Lekiu-class frigates mid-life modernization and service life extension.