Lockheed Martin has demonstrated its radar technology for the US Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) programme.
The demonstration was made during a Sense-Off at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US.
As part of the demonstration, Lockheed Martin completed a series of exercises for a period of two weeks to showcase the radar solution.
The exercises showed how the solution will be able to meet the army’s requirements for the LTAMDS system.
The team also provided additional deployment strategies for the air and missile defence mission.
Lockheed Martin’s radar technology leverages the company’s partnerships with ELTA Systems and deciBel Research.
Lockheed Martin radar and sensor systems vice-president and general manager Dr Rob Smith said: “The LTAMDS programme requires mature technology specifically designed to address the threat, which Lockheed Martin and ELTA both bring to the programme.
“We are demonstrating and proposing an innovative approach. We will leverage technology that is production-ready and proven in the field, allowing us to meet the army’s requirements quickly and provide qualified systems within 24 months after the initial contract award.
“We have a proven track record of performing on programmes with aggressive development and delivery needs, such as the Q-53 radar, where both capability and schedule commitments are extremely important.”
The radar’s scalable next-generation architecture allows it to meet changing mission needs.
Lockheed Martin and ELTA are committed to meet the army’s timeline and intend to conduct necessary testing to achieve it.
Last year, the US firm delivered tactical operational radars with gallium nitride technology, including a TPS-77 multi role radar system to Latvia and a TPS-77 system to Romania.
Lockheed Martin is under a contract with the US Army to supply the AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire target acquisition radar system.