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RADA’s MHR supports ATHENA testing

18th October 2017 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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RADA Electronic Industries’ Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) has supported testing of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) prototype laser weapon system at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, the company announced on 16 October.

The MHR was purchased by Lockheed Martin in 2015 and has been used since then in the development and testing of the ATHENA laser system.

During the testing the 30kW class ATHENA laser system brought down five 10.8ft wingspan Outlaw UAS. The MHR provided aerial surveillance, detecting aerial threats and cueing the ATHENA optics to the target.

The MHR is an S-Band, software-defined, Pulse-Doppler, active electronically scanned array radar with sophisticated beam forming capabilities and advanced signal processing. Compact and mobile, it is designed to deliver organic, tactical surveillance capabilities for force and border protection.

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