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Lockheed Martin has received $784 Million contract to build Ballistic Missile Defense Radar

Lockheed Martin has received $784 Million contract to build Ballistic Missile Defense Radar

Introduction:

Lockheed Martin received $784 Million contract to build and test the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) from Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

Features:

The radar system will support a layered ballistic missile defense strategy to protect the U.S. homeland from ballistic missile attacks. Work on the contract will be primarily performed in New Jersey, Alaska, Alabama, Florida, and New York.

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LRDR is a high-powered S-Band radar incorporating solid-state gallium nitride (GaN) components and will be capable of discriminating threats at extreme distances. LRDR is a key component of the MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) that will provide acquisition, tracking, and discrimination data to enable separate defense systems to lock on and engage ballistic missile threats, a capability that stems from Lockheed Martin’s decades of experience in creating ballistic missile defense systems for the U.S. and allied governments.

When constructed, LRDR will consist of a solid-state, active electronically-scanned antenna, and the facility to house and operate this radar antenna. Lockheed Martin’s proposed LRDR system will be built on an aggressive timeline ready for operational testing in Clear Air Force Station, Alaska by 2020.

Specifications:

Company Name Lockheed Martin
Contract From Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
Type Ballistic Missile Defense Radar
Estimated Cost $784 Million

 

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