Military Embedded Systems

Gap-Filling Tracking Radar design & development agreement signed


August 19, 2015

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo by Lockheed Martin

ROSKILDE, Denmark. Weibel Scientific A/S with the Danish Business Authority’s and Lockheed Martin have entered into an industrial cooperation agreement to design, develop, and test a Gap-Filling Tracking Radar (GFTR).

Engineers will design the GFTR to provide overlapping coverage against a broad spectrum of threats across the European continent enabling warfighters to defend and leverage capabilities incorporated in NATO European ballistic missile defense (BMD) architectures.

“This partnership gives us the opportunity to integrate our NASA radar technology with Lockheed Martin’s leading BMD capabilities,” says Peder Pedersen, chief executive officer of Weibel Scientific.

The agreement follows the Royal Danish air force’s acquisition of nine U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. Work on the GFTR will be performed at Weibel Scientific facilities in Denmark and the Aegis BMD development site in Moorestown, N.J.


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