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US Army starts LTAMDS operational tests

26th May 2022 - 13:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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Raytheon is working towards delivering the first six LTAMDS sensors by the end of 2022 as the US Army eyes declaring IOC late in FY2023. (Photo: Raytheon Missiles & Defense)

After receiving the first Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS), the US Army is now testing the system in the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

The US Army has been making progress in its effort to enhance its missile and air defence network and it has received the first Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS), which is now being tested at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

Raytheon Missiles & Defense announced the delivery of the first of six radars on 10 May. This handover marks the beginning of a series of performance and functionality trials with the LTAMDS in an operational environment.

Designed specifically for the US Army’s lower-tier mission, LTAMDS is a 360° AESA radar with gallium nitride semiconductors

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