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First LRDR array is in place, says Lockheed

26th August 2020 - 17:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Engineers from Lockheed Martin and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have completed installation of the first 60ft x 60ft Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) array in Clear, Alaska.

The software-defined, solid-state LRDR ‘will be the most advanced radar system in the world that will provide 24/7/365 long range ability to track, identify and help counter emerging threats’ including hypersonic missile launches, Lockheed Martin claimed in a 25 August announcement.

Since 2019, the company tested about 90% of LRDR programme requirements at its Solid State Radar Integration Site in Moorestown, New Jersey.

Solid-state technology used in LRDR will also form a building block for the SPY-7(v)1 radar, Lockheed Martin added.

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