We remain committed to support the MDA's Ballistic Missile Defense and Homeland Defense Missions," said Chandra Marshall, LRDR program director, Lockheed Martin.
Marshall continued, "I am extremely pleased with the progress the entire LRDR team has made in the two years since contract award.
Lockheed Martin is committed to supporting the nation's Integrated Air & Missile Defense and homeland defense missions and we are actively investing in research and technologies that will lead to advanced solutions," said Chandra Marshall, LRDR program director, Lockheed Martin.
Similar to Lockheed Martin's Space Fence radar system, LRDR is a high-powered S-Band radar incorporating solid-state gallium nitride (GaN) components, but is additionally capable of discriminating threats at extreme distances using the inherent wideband capability of the hardware coupled with advanced software algorithms.
is a key component of the Missile Defense Agencys Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), offering tracking data through which the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system able to engage long-range ballistic missile threats to the U.
LRDR is a prime device of the MDA s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) that will supply acquisition, tracking, and discrimination data to empower individual defense frameworks to lock on and involve ballistic missile threats, a capability that roots from Lockheed Martin s decades of experience in building ballistic missile defense mechanism for the U.
Our offering meets the MDA s vision for LRDR by pairing innovative radar discrimination capability with proven ballistic missile defense algorithms.
Work on the LRDR
system will be executed in New Jersey, Alaska, Alabama, Florida and New York.
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 has developed a team of corporate partners to meet the challenges of the LRDR program, including deciBel research (Huntsville, AL), Amec Foster Wheeler (Alpharetta, GA), ASRC Federal (Barrow, AK), IERUS Technologies (Huntsville, AL), PENTA Research (Huntsville, AL), and Davidson Technologies (Huntsville, AL).
LRDR is high-powered S-Band radar incorporating solid-state gallium nitride components.
LRDR when constructed will comprise of a solid-state, active electronically-scanned antenna, and the facility to house and function this radar antenna.