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Industry readies for Patriot radar replacement requirements

2nd May 2018 - 13:15 GMT | by Alice Budge in London

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The US Army is expected to release technical requirements for the replacement Patriot radar system in the coming months, ahead of the next phase of the programme.

The Lower Tier Air and Missile Defence Sensor (LTAMDS) programme, currently in the concept definition phase (CDP), will replace the army’s 1980s-era AN/MPQ-65 radar with a 360° sensor that will boost the performance of the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhanced (MSE) interceptor against threats in the lower-tier portion of the missile defence battlespace.

The programme received a significant funding boost in the DoD’s FY19 budget in February 2018. Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and

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