Military Embedded Systems

LTAMDS radar antenna to defeat hypersonic threats

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February 21, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

LTAMDS radar antenna to defeat hypersonic threats
Photo courtesy of Raytheon.

ANDOVER, Mass. Raytheon Company finished building the first radar antenna array for the U.S. Army's Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS). According to Raytheon, the work was completed less than 120 days after the U.S. Army selected the company to build LTAMDS, a next-generation radar intended to defeat advanced threats like hypersonic weapons.

The newly built primary array, similar in size to the Patriot radar array, will provide more than twice its performance, according to claims made by the company.

Following extensive testing, the radar array will be mounted on a precision-machined enclosure for integration and further evaluation. The enclosure utilizes advanced design and manufacturing techniques for accelerated manufacture to support the U.S. Army's Urgent Materiel Release program.

Raytheon is working closely with hundreds of suppliers across 42 states, including a core team playing a strategic role in building the LTAMDS solution that includes Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Cummings Aerospace, IERUS Technologies, Kord Technologies, Mercury Systems, and nLogic.

 

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