20 Apr '17, 6pm

Long-Range Discrimination Radar passes preliminary design review

WASHINGTON — The Long Range Discrimination Radar that will be operational in Alaska in 2020 has passed the preliminary design review phase, hitting a major milestone for the program in less than 18 months from the contract award in October 2015, Lockheed Martin announced Thursday. The LRDR is a gallium nitride-based, solid-state active electronically scanned array radar. Lockheed’s other gallium nitride, or GaN, projects include the U.S. Air Force’s Space Fence — to be built at Kwajalein Atoll on the Pacific island — and new long-range radar it expects to bring to market as well as offer to the U.S. Army’s potential Integrated Air and Missile Defense radar in a competition planned for this year. The very large and powerful radar will support the ballistic missile defense system, primarily for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, set up to defend the homeland ...

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