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Raytheon moves fast to begin Patriot radar replacement

25th February 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London


The US Army is one step closer to replacing the radar for its Patriot system, after Raytheon on 21 February announced the completion of the first antenna array in the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) programme.

LTAMDS will operate as part of the the army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense network. It will be a next-generation radar capable of transmitting more powerfully, with enhanced protection to defeat advanced air and missile threats such as hypersonic weapons.

The system is a simultaneous 360° AESA radar powered by Raytheon-manufactured gallium nitride, a substance that strengthens the radar signal and enhances

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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