Companies Demonstrate Long-Range Radar Prototypes
Lockheed Martin announced
that it demonstrated the new long-range air-surveillance radar model that it is offering the Air Force in the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range
Radar competition. The radar prototype displayed "maturity, flexibility,
scalability, and the benefits of its open technology design," states the company's
July 29 release. Lockheed Martin leads one of the three
industry teams maturing radar designs in the hopes of winning the 3DELRR production
contract. With 3DELRR, the Air Force seeks a replacement for its legacy
AN/TPY-75 radar. Like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon completed a demonstration of
its prototype radar system on June 27, announced the company on July 30. "Our 3DELRR
solution meets the customer's requirements, has a high level of system
availability" and "is extremely affordable to purchase, own, and
operate," said Andrew Hajek, Raytheon's
3DELRR program director. The
third bidder, Northrop Grumman, completed its demonstration in Baltimore on
July 17, Mike Meaney, the company's director of ground-based
tactical radar systems, told the Daily Report
on Tuesday. It is "a completely operational radar system" and it is
"production-ready," he said.
—June L. Kim
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