F-35 DAS and Radar Demonstrate Ability to Detect, Track, Target Ballistic Missiles

06/26/2012
The video shows Northrop Grumman's AN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System (DAS) and AN/APG-81 F-35 radar as they detect, track and target multiple rocket launches during NASA's ATREX event at Wallops Island. The yellow box shows the radar as it tracks the missile and the magenta circle shows the tracking of the…

The F-35 as a “Flying Sensor Fusion Engine”: Positioning the Fleet for “Tron” Warfare

04/09/2012
By Ed Timperlake The F-35 is often simply referred to as a tactical aircraft, and a replacement for 4th generation or legacy aircraft.  It is really something quite different. It represents a dramatic shift from the past.  For the first time in history, individual F-35 pilots –A, B or C…

An Update on the Distributed Aperture System

07/06/2010
SLD talked with Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems’ Mark Rossi about the Distributed Aperture System (DAS) on the F-35, which together with the helmet provides 360-degree situational awareness for the F-35 pilot. Mark has served as the Director of the AN/AAQ-37 Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (EO DAS) for the F-35 platform,…