3DELRRThree Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (USMC)
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For its 3DELRR candidate, Lockheed Martin proposed an L-band design based on a modular and scalable architecture that would allow changes should the customer alter the requirement, and allow the design to be scaled up to create a fixed-site radar able to replace the ageing AN/FPS-117s air-surveillance radar.
Raytheon's 3DELRR program director Andrew Hajek said, As the U.
In the longer term, this award will help grow our company and bring high-tech jobs to Central New York as we ramp up to meet our commitments to Raytheon in support of 3DELRR.
Designed to replace the current AN/TPS-75 radar systems, 3DELRR will be the primary Air Force ground-based, long-range radar for detecting airborne threats.
By choosing Raytheon~s 3DELRR solution, the Air Force is purchasing an affordable, exportable radar," said David Gulla, Vice President, Global Integrated Sensors at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.
Raytheon's 3DELRR system is a gallium nitride(GaN)-based radar that operates in the C-band of the radio frequency spectrum.
The 3DELRR radar would serve as the principal long-range, ground-based sensor for detection, identification, tracking and reporting of aircraft and missiles at extended ranges in support of combatant commanders.
Only advanced technology long-range radar like 3DELRR can do that.
Lockheed Martin has 178 long-range radars operational around the world and has made significant investments to reduce risk and drive affordability for the 3DELRR program.
We are optimistic about its impact on future initiatives like 3DELRR and others.
Air Force and Marine Corps personnel, Raytheon's 3DELRR tracked targets of opportunity and maneuvering tactical aircraft.
Based on Northrop Grumman's active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar technology, the company's 3DELRR solution is a highly mobile, affordable and reliable radar system that will give the Air Force powerful new air defense capabilities.