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.
Caption: When developing its candidate to meet the USAF's Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) requirement, Lockheed Martin created a design that could easily be scaled up to meet a perceived need for a replacement for the long-serving AN/FPS-117s air-surveillance radar.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems vice-president Global Integrated Sensors David Gulla said, By choosing Raytheon's 3DELRR solution, the air force is purchasing an affordable, exportable radar.
Raytheon's 3DELRR program director Andrew Hajek said, As the U.S.
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.
Based on Northrop Grumman's active electronically scanned array radar technology, the company's 3DELRR solution is a mobile, radar system that will give the Air Force powerful new air defense capabilities, the firm said.
The overall 3DELRR
program calls for 35 systems to replace the service s aged TPS-75 radar system, currently the primary long-range, ground-based sensor used by the Air Force to detected, identify and track aerial targets.
"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.
Initially covering development of 35 new radar systems, the 3DELRR
programme aims to replace the USAF~s existing AN/TPS-75 passive electronically scanned array air search radar system.
It is estimated that the 3DELRR
will serve as the principal long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, tracking, and reporting aerial targets for the Air Force.
is intended to serve as the principal long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, tracking, and reporting aerial targets for the Air Force.