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AUSA 2019: US Army selects Raytheon for LTAMDS

18th October 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon has been selected to supply the US Army with its next generation Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) under a $384 million agreement announced on 17 October.

The company will deliver the first six production representative units of the advanced LTAMDS radar under the agreement.

LTAMDS is a new radar that will ultimately replace the US Army's Patriot radars as part of the army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense network. The capability is scheduled to reach initial operational capability in 2022.

Developed to defeat advanced threats, Raytheon’s LTAMDS is a 360-degree, Active Electronically Scanned Array Gallium Nitride (GaN) radar. GaN technology strengthens the radar signal and enhances its sensitivity.

Tom Laliberty, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, said: ‘For decades, we have invested in radar technology to address our customer's most pressing needs. As a result, we've developed the ability and capacity to provide the army an advanced capability on an accelerated timeline. Our in-house advanced manufacturing capability and strong supplier network will enable us to meet the army's urgent material release requirement.’

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