Electronic Weapons: October 4, 2002


Northrop Grumman is proposing a new use for its long-endurance Global Hawk unmanned spy plane. The aircraft would be fitted with a new radar able to detect objects as small as 12 inches across, and set to patrol the coasts looking for cruise missiles. Even better, a new sensor has been devised that detects cruise missile launches by the ionic disturbances they cause.--Stephen V Cole




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